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On January 13, 2022, by a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a pair of injunctions that had prevented implementation of the CMS Vaccine Mandate in 24 states.


Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Clears Way for CMS Vaccine Mandate to Be Implemented

To assist health care providers that will soon be required to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance on December 28, 2021 regarding
Continue Reading CMS Sets New Deadline to Comply With Vaccine Mandate for Providers in 25 States and DC

A nationwide injunction that prevented a health care worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate from taking effect has now been narrowed by a federal appellate court to apply only in the states
Continue Reading CMS Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect in 26 States as Fifth Circuit Alters Scope of Nationwide Injunction

In a preliminary injunction issued on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, a federal judge in Louisiana temporarily blocked the implementation and enforcement of an interim final rule by the Centers for
Continue Reading Nationwide Injunction of CMS Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Issued by Louisiana Federal Court

In a preliminary injunction issued on Monday, November 29, 2021, a federal judge in Missouri blocked the implementation and enforcement in 10 states of an interim final rule by the
Continue Reading Federal Judge Blocks CMS Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers in 10 States

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rulerequiring vaccination of all staff at health care facilities
Continue Reading CMS Sets Compliance Deadlines, Issues Details for Health Care Staff Vaccination Mandate

On September 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offered updates regarding its Provider Relief Fund program, including $25.5 billion in new funding that will soon
Continue Reading What You Need to Know about Billions in Provider Relief Funds, Phase 3 Distributions and a 60-Day Grace Period

In response to the COVID−19 pandemic, clinical laboratories have increased their diagnostic testing capabilities and expanded their business by testing COVID−19 specimens from different states and entering into arrangements to
Continue Reading As Diagnostic Labs Expand COVID Testing, They Must Heed State, Federal Laws and Regulations

On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened the reporting portal for individuals who had received Provider Relief Funds (PRF) from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,
Continue Reading Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Open for Registration Only, New Reporting Guidance Issued

An additional $20 billion in “Provider Relief Funds” is being made available pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through a “Phase 3” General Distribution. However,
Continue Reading HHS Issues ‘Last Call’ for Provider Relief Funds – Apply by Nov. 6 for Share of $20 Billion Distribution

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