Among the recommendations, the groups urged the Office for Civil Rights to advance a rulemaking that codifies a ban on the use of methods for calculating value that penalize individuals or groups of individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability as part of utilization management, formulary design, price negotiations, alternative payment models and other incentive-based programs impacting access to care and affordability of care.
The letter also urged HHS to learn from the pandemic and codify regulations that health care providers may not rely on clinical algorithms that function to discriminate against providing care to people based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability and to ensure state Medicaid programs are meeting the ADA’s requirements for accessibility to the information on which they make decisions and communicating that information in a manner that does not disadvantage people with disabilities or people with limited access to technology.
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