SOURCE: Bureau of Internet Accessibility

Bureau of Internet Accessibility

June 21, 2017 10:43 ET

Managed Care Programs Must Have Digital Information Comply With Modern Accessibility Standards

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - June 21, 2017) - New regulations are soon coming into effect that will further impact website accessibility for health care organizations. Beginning July 1, 2017, all managed care programs under the Medicaid umbrella must make their Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) compliant with modern accessibility standards.

The new Medicaid Rule will require that entities providing managed care programs provide information in a format that is "readily accessible", which it defines to mean "electronic information and services which comply with modern accessibility standards such as section 508 guidelines, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA and successor versions." The definition provided aims to be clearer, reflect technology advances, and align with the above-mentioned guidelines and requirements.

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