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How Medicare Advantage Providers Can Increase Accessibility and Health Equity in Line With Predictions For the Future of Complex Care

It is no surprise that cultural and linguistic barriers have huge impacts on the quality of physical and mental health care patients receive in the United States. This is especially true with BCNs, Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs. These beneficiaries have cases in which their health and social conditions have contributed to an increase in […]

Reduce Last-Minute Changes to AEP Documents with Version Management

The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) can be a stressful time for health insurance providers to finish making all the necessary changes to their documentation and other member communication. The deadlines given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aren’t flexible, so submitting everything on time becomes the priority. However, with something as crucial […]

June 30, 2021 Post Comment Blog

Preparing Translations to Meet AEP Deadlines

It’s never too early to prepare your Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) documents for translation. These legally binding documents are technical and cannot be left to the last minute. The documents have to pass the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) validation exercise, so the work quality has to meet the set standard. To avoid […]

June 16, 2021 Post Comment Blog

Leveraging Real world evidence (RWE) & Outcomes for Minority Groups in Successful Trial Research

As the impressive pace of Covid-19 vaccinations continues in the U.S. with the goal of bringing the pandemic to an end, disparities in vaccine rollouts and hesitancy continue to affect racial minority Americans. As of mid May 2021, only 15% of Hispanic Americans and 16% of Black Americans were fully vaccinated against Covid-19, compared to […]

Healthcare Translation Services Compliance and Risk Management

  In 2020, a Chicago private health insurer fell under scrutiny after numerous safety concerns arose during open enrollment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) determined that the insurer had threatened their patients’ health and safety with widespread system failures as well as sharing false information with prospective members. The CMS prohibited this […]

What to Do When It’s Time to Market AEP

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) runs from October 15th through December 7th.  There is much to do before that October 15th date and once over, you must lay the groundwork for the next AEP season immediately. Planning for AEP never really ends. During this period, Medicare beneficiaries can evaluate their current health insurance coverage […]

CQ fluency’s TEP (Translation, Editing, and Proofreading) Process 

The Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) gives Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to evaluate their current health insurance coverage and make any changes they deem necessary. Sometimes known as the Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period or the Annual Election Period, AEP runs from October 15th – December 7th each year, in accordance with guidelines set […]

How Can Your Translation Vendor Expertly Scale Up for Large-Scale AEP Preparation?

The Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins October 15th. Preparing for translated documents in advance of this date is a labor-intensive process, with many regulatory mandates to consider. Partnering with a language services vendor that is structured to fully support your growth and ramp up with additional resources is how you can ensure quality.  […]

Polari – The Lost & Found “Gay” Language

Polari, otherwise known as Palarie, Parlary, or Palare, is a vibrant constructed language which saw its formations during a time when there was huge stigma attached to being openly LGBTQ. Thought to have originated in the late 19th century, the language flourished largely among gay men and lesbians in Britain during the early 20th century […]

Take Patients Off Mute: Placing Patients at the Core of Clinical Initiatives Through Linguistic Validation

The world of translations is evolving, and translations for clinical trials are no exception. Technology keeps evolving, enabling companies to incorporate machine translation into their processes. Recent advances include incorporation of Natural Language Processing (NPL) and transformer-based machine learning techniques such as Google’s new Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) algorithm, which can consider the […]

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