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CMS Vaccine Mandate: Compliance Requirements and Operational Resources for Health Centers

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Keywords: Immunization.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, etc.); Board of Directors: Administrative Staff; PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This webinar provides an overview of NACHC’s Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Operational Resource Guide and features presentations from two Health Center CEOs discussing their lessons learned from implementing vaccine mandates.

Resource Details: On September 9, 2021, The Biden Administration announced they will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them from COVID-19. Under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), FQHCs are considered a “facility” and will need to comply as a condition for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid program. Presenters: Rhonda Hauff, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, CEO Brandon Jones, NACHC, Health Center Operations & HR Training Wendy Stark, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Executive Director Vacheria Tutson, NACHC, Regulatory Affairs Director

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit