Risk Management

Interpreters for Limited-English-Proficiency Patients: Recommendations

Physicians are well aware of the central role clear communication plays in the physician-patient relationship.  Patients who have limited English proficiency (LEP) present special challenges to effective interactions. Ophthalmologists often have questions about how to obtain and reimburse interpreters, and whether family members can fulfill this role. Interpreters for Limited English Proficiency Patients provides some basic information on federal rules on these topics, and presents risk management recommendations on how to best meet the needs of these patients and the practice.

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