CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule: Health Center Compliance and Equitable Implementation
Resource Topic: Operations
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, —Workforce.
Keywords: Medicaid, Legal Issues, Immunization, Medicare.
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Archived Webinar
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, etc.); Administrative Staff; Board of Directors; PCAs
National Association of Community Health Centers
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Resource Summary: On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule requiring health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to be vaccinated unless they have approved religious or medical exemptions. 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.
Resource Details: This webinar provides:
• An overview of the Interim Final Rule requirements
• Key considerations for implementation
• Best practices for religious and medical exemptions
• Compliance for board members
• How to use a health equity lens to support the workforce and compliance