medical interpretation

MedCity Influencers, Payers

It’s Time to Raise Our Voice for Interpreter Reimbursement in Healthcare

As many as 25 million Americans over the age of five say they speak English “less than well” — that’s nearly a tenth of the country. Contrast that with the fact that nearly one third of American hospitals don’t provide interpreters to patients who speak little English, even though it is required by federal law. Only 13 states and Washington, D.C. provide reimbursements for the cost of medical interpreters through Medicaid.