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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

Language(s): English

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

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

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