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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 […]

CQ fluency Celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet Six Boundary-Breaking Women in Healthcare

As Women’s History month and the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 roll into one, we take this time to celebrate and call attention to the fearless females who have shaped the future of healthcare. Here are some key figures in the history healthcare, alongside some of the trailblazers who are leading the charge against COVID-19. Katalin […]

MDR Date of Application is STILL May 26, 2021 – Are You Prepared for Language Compliance?

After entering into force on May 25, 2017, the European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation (MDR) EU 2017/745 will be applied to all Member States from May 26, 2021, after a one-year extension due to the ongoing pandemic. In a previous blog post, we discussed the key aspects of the regulation, namely the stricter regulatory […]

Harnessing the Power of Fact-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Information

“You’ve earned the right to ask the questions you have around these vaccines and this vaccine development process. Trust-especially when it has been stripped from people- has to be rebuilt in a brick-by-brick fashion.” – Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) There is a light at […]

Tackling Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Limited English Proficient Communities: Lessons From the Flu Shot.

2020 was an unprecedented year of innovation in healthcare. The Covid-19 pandemic led to numerous scientific advances in diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to combat the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus. But developing vaccines is just one part of the effort to end the pandemic, encouraging people to take them is another challenge. Previous widespread vaccination campaigns, such as […]

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