Key Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Health Care Provider Staff

(MaryBeth Musumeci for Kaiser Family Foundation published November 17, 2021)

On November 5, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations that establish the first ever federal vaccination requirements for health care provider staff. Drawing on its authority to establish patient health and safety standards, CMS is requiring health care providers that participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs to ensure that their staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The new rule applies to staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services for providers or patients, including contractors and volunteers.  Continue reading here…

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