Join this 90 minute session to learn more about how recent research findings and a review of legal cases underscore the need to continue efforts to increase health care accessibility. This session will aid participants in better understanding issues involved in accessible health care and provide an overview of practical information, resources, and trainings available to states, health plans and providers, ADA coordinators, and other stakeholders to improve accessibility for health care recipients. The session will focus on resources from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office and the ADA National Network (ADANN) that support increased accessibility in health care facilities, services, and communication materials. Increasing awareness among in-field personnel about available resources is intended to optimize existing opportunities, increase their impact in enhancing health care accessibility and build capacity among personnel in the field.
**This session qualifies as Elective Credit for the ADA Coordinators Certification Training Program (ACTCP)