Cancelled: Consecutive Interpreting for Medicaid & Medicare Patients (Online live via Zoom) 2 CEUs by DSHS (#), CCHI, ATA. 0.1 by IMIA/NBCMI. $39/Members

  • 06/10/2024
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Online via Zoom
  • 35


NOTIS’s Community Interpreters Division (CID) presents: 

Consecutive Interpreting for Medicaid & Medicare Patients

Presented by Lawrence Luo and Yvonne Simpson


What is it about? 
Almost 66 million people in the US (45% of the population) are enrolled in Medicare and almost 86 million in Medicaid. In WA State, over 2 million people are enrolled in Apple Health, WA DSHS's social health insurance plan. Medical interpreters frequently interpret in situations where Medicaid coverage is discussed, and in which healthcare personnel clarify which services are covered by Medicaid, explain copayments or deductibles, and communicate regarding treatment options that may affect their coverage. This webinar will provide medical and social service interpreters with an understanding of these two programs so they can accurately interpret for encounters related to these areas of coverage, both at DSHS appointments and for healthcare appointments covered by Medicaid or Medicare. Interpreters will be given opportunities to practice consecutive interpreting skills in scenarios discussing Medicaid and Medicare.

Participants will receive handouts with scripts and will have opportunities to practice consecutive interpreting in breakout sessions. A copy of the presentation slides will be sent to participants after the workshop.

This workshop will be recorded and shared with registrants.

Monday, June 10, 2024, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST

Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

$39 NOTIS members, $69 non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Register online
 by five days prior to the workshop date. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these important Requirements before proceeding with your registration.

CE credits? 

  Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS 2 general Pending (#)
ATA 2 Pending (category A)
CCHI 2 performance hours Approved (CEAP ID #10431)
IMIA/NBCMI 0.1 Pending (Registry ID:24-1104)

Agency Codes:
WA AOC - Washington Administrative Office of the Courts
OJD - Oregon Judicial Department
ATA - American Translators Association
WA DSHS - Washington Dept. of Social and Human Services
CA CIMCE - California Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education Credit
CCHI - Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
IMIA/NBCMI - International Medical Interpreters Association/The National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreters

Note: NOTIS will not be responsible for refunds in the event of unapproved continuing credits by the entities listed above.

 NOTIS issues proof of continuing education at the time it is earned. NOTIS does not guarantee the replacement of lost certificates.

Who is teaching?

Lawrence Luo is a licensed National Health Insurance Producer with over 15 years of experience in the field of medical insurance. He specializes in Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act plans. After retiring from Microsoft in 2007, Lawrence dedicated his time to charity work. He serves on the Board of Directors for several nonprofit organizations, where he actively contributes to initiatives aimed at supporting the community. His philanthropic efforts range from organizing STEM programs for children to addressing isolation and cross-cultural challenges among seniors.

Yvonne Simpson is Senior Director of Language access and Cultural Advocacy at UW Medicine in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, and training. Yvonne is a WA DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board. She has worked as a medical interpreter in Arizona and Washington, working with patients in hospital and clinic settings, in both remote and in-person modalities.

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

No refunds can be given five days prior to the workshop. A $15 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact
 NOTIS for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

    Anything else?
    If you require accommodation, please contact NOTIS at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.


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