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November 11, 2022

CMS Issues Revised Guidance on COVID-19 Immunization Requirements for Staff

On October 26, CMS issued revised guidance on the survey and enforcement of the requirements for COVID-19 immunization of staff working for Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers, effective immediately”  The updated guidance aligns the standard for noncompliance in long term care and skilled nursing facilities with the standard for other facilities such as hospitals, hospices, and ambulatory surgery centers. The revised guidance also takes into consideration good faith efforts to correct noncompliance when considering citations for noncompliance.

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