Staff vaccinations now required for certain Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announced that the Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccinations for staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities. Prior emergency regulations requiring vaccinations for nursing home workers will be expanded to include hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and residential providers, among others.

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