Vaccination Requirements Expanded to Home Care

The Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant.  Facilities across the country should make efforts now to get health care staff vaccinated to make sure they are in compliance when the rule takes effect.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announced today that emergency regulations requiring vaccinations for nursing home workers will be expanded to include hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, and home health agencies, among others, as a condition for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The decision was based on the continued and growing spread of the virus in health care settings, especially in parts of the U.S. with higher incidence of COVID-19.

 

 

 

Vaccine Mandate Information Session, November 10, 12 PM

We’re hosting an information session in light of the recent White House announcement mandating all healthcare staff must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. To support your success, you will hear from providers who have neared or reached 100% staff vaccination rates and get assistance organizing and tracking vaccinations with a tool created by AHRQ.