Update from CMS Today

September 10, 2021

“New action will protect patients of the 50,000 providers and over 17 million health care workers in Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities

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.”

We will seek additional clarification from DMAS – the definition of “facilities” may not include the more traditional DD Waiver Services; we expect more information next week.