Who gives a shot: An overview of the CMS vaccination mandate

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In an article published in COSMOS, Raleigh-based partner Cara Ludwig, Charleston-based partner Phillip Mullinix, Myrtle Beach associate Konnor Owens outline the CMS vaccination mandate.

“On November 5, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) that amended Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation related to COVID-19, staff vaccination, and infection prevention and control.[1] Specifically, providers and suppliers subject to the IFC must require applicable staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or receive an exemption. In addition, providers and suppliers must ensure that facilities are following nationally recognized infection prevention and control guidelines, including implementing additional precautions for staff who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”

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