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ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

How Increasing Equity Helps Providers Cut Costs and Improve Lives

A recent analysis by Deloitte found health inequities currently cost the US healthcare industry $312 billion a year, which could balloon to $1 trillion by 2040 if left unaddressed. Key industry stakeh...

Improving Health Equity Through Cultural Engagement

Despite the progress made over the preceding decades, inequalities persist in many areas of American life, including healthcare. Disparities in both healthcare access and in outcomes like mortality, l...

Help LEP Populations Keep Insurance Coverage After Redetermination

  Redetermination after the Public Health Emergency In response to the global pandemic, the United States declared a public health emergency, which allowed individuals and families to remain enrolled ...

Health Equity Accreditation: What It Means For Your Organization

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in the United States. But studies show that the caliber of healthcare individuals receive varies...

How Culture Breaks Down Language Barriers and Improves the Patient Experience

Ask any medical professional, and they’ll say their number one goal is to provide quality patient care and positive health outcomes. But there’s more to meeting the needs of patients than writing pres...

Understanding the Value of a Translation and Interpretation Partner in Your Procurement Plan

  How can teams implement language solutions without going over budget? What’s considered “quality” translation and interpretation to begin with? And what’s the long-term return on investment? These a...

ULG’s Top Tips for Quickly Translating Member Grievances and Appeals

Have you evaluated your process for translating member grievances and appeals? Even the most conscientious Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) have disputes with patients and their providers. These can ...

NCQA Health Equity Accreditation: Impact and Benefits

This article was originally published in January 2021 and has been updated. Patients from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds experience health disparities and adverse health outcomes co...

5 Steps to Developing a Language Access Plan for Your Healthcare Organization

In the United States today, 46 million people speak a primary language other than English. In order for medical staff to effectively communicate with all of their patients from linguistically diverse ...

Providers, Are You Ready for the No Surprises Act?

Healthcare providers, take note: effective January 1, 2022, your office must comply with the No Surprises Act. That means it’s your responsibility to make sure that your patients know if they will be ...

3 Common Medical Translation Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

From routine checkups to medical emergencies, patients count on hospitals to provide excellent treatment. In order to ensure the best quality care, medical professionals must be able to communicate wi...

Addressing the Top 3 Concerns around Machine Translation Solutions in Healthcare

Within the healthcare industry, machine translation (MT) has rapidly come into focus as a solution for managing turnaround time and efficiency within the translation process. However, as organizations...

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