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Latest Section 1557 rule rescinds trans patients’ rights, but SCOTUS has other ideas

Effective Jul 9, 2020
Published Jul 13, 2020
Last Reviewed Jul 9, 2020
HHS finalized the Section 1557 final rule last month, which would seem to remove civil rights protections for trans or non-binary patients seeking federal payer coverage for treatment. But other events, including a recent Supreme Court decision, suggest that little has changed for providers as far as discrimination against such patients is concerned, and you should proceed as if it has not.

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