(Recorded Webinar) Part 1: The CMS Vaccine Mandate – Compliance Requirements and Challenges for Health Centers
On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) requiring that health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities be vaccinated. It is estimated that more than 10,000 Federally Qualified Health Center sites will be covered by the CMS IFR. The IFR does not include a vaccine-or-test option; however, employees may request a religious or medical exemption and, if granted, employers must provide a reasonable accommodation.
By December 6, 2021, covered facilities must develop and implement the required policies and procedures which must include the mandatory vaccination policy, tracking and securely documenting vaccination status and booster doses for all staff, and requesting a medical or religious exemption. The IFR also requires that all staff must receive a single dose COVID-19 vaccine or the initial does of a primary series by December 6, 2021.
By January 4, 2022, all applicable staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID–19, except for those staff who have been granted exemptions from COVID–19 vaccination or those staff for whom COVID–19 vaccination must be temporarily delayed, as recommended by the CDC, due to clinical precautions and considerations.
As legal challenges threaten and the compliance deadlines loom, join FTLF for Part 1 of this webinar series which will include in-depth look at the CMS IFR that will provide information on whether the IFR applies to various types of employees, vendors, and volunteers (including Board members); suggestions on how to incorporate the IFR requirements into your health center’s policies and procedures (and whether to seek Board approval); and an expanded FAQ section based on questions received from health centers across the country.
Please note: This webinar series is offered at a discounted price of $300 for all Health Center Compliance 2021 Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.
- CEOs, COOs, CMOs
- Clinical Staff
- Human Resources Managers and Staff
- Risk Managers
- Compliance Officers
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify how the CMS IFR applies to health centers
- Review your health center’s current vaccine policy and procedures for compliance with the CMS IFR
- Understand how compliance with the CMS IFR will be evaluated
A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]
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