Individuals with a hearing loss can perform successfully on the job and should not be denied opportunities because of stereotypical assumptions about hearing loss. Don't assume that individuals with hearing loss will increase employment costs, cause safety hazards, or have difficulty communicating in fast-paced environments. In reality, with reasonable accommodation that can be neither onerous nor expensive, individuals with hearing loss can be productive, effective, and safe employees.
Visit Rochester Institute of Technology's DeafTEC at https://www.deaftec.org/employers for more information.
Choice Interpreters can help you navigate the hiring of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Contact us for more information.
Reimbursement of Medical Language Interpreter Services
Effective October 1, 2012, Medicaid fee-for-service will reimburse Article 28, 31, 32 and 16 outpatient departments, hospital emergency rooms (HERs), diagnostic and treatment centers (D&TCs), federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and office-based practitioners to provide medical language interpreter services for Medicaid members with limited English proficiency (LEP) and communication services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Effective December 1, 2012, medical language interpreter services will also be reimbursed by Medicaid Managed Care and Family Health Plus plans in accordance with rates established in provider agreements or, for out-of- network providers, at negotiated rates. For more information click here
Choice Interpreters can provide you with related documentation you need to support your claims for language services.
Visit https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2012/2012-10.htm#cov for more information.