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Do we have to provide lay summaries translated into different languages for our patients who cannot read English?

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Facilities are required to provide lay summaries of their mammography reports to all their patients. The content of the lay summary is left to the facility so that the summary may be customized to adequately convey information to the patient. While facilities are not required under MQSA to provide summaries in different languages, those facilities with sizable non-English reading populations should make reasonable efforts to accommodate these patients through the provision of appropriate foreign language summaries. .

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