CMS Medicare and Medicaid COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for OASAS

November 23, 2021

Last week we received OMH analysis of the CMS vaccine mandate relative to community-based mental health Programs and Services.  Earlier today, OASAS released their document (below).  As always, if you have questions please give me a call at 518 461-8200 or send me an email:
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Date: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 1:24 PM
Subject: CMS Medicare and Medicaid COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Dear Providers,

Effective November 5, 2021, CMS promulgated final rules revising the requirements that Medicare and Medicaid certified providers must meet for participation in such programs. These rules establish COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff at certain OASAS facilities. 

Attached, you will find OASAS guidance on how these requirements apply to staff at certain OASAS certified, funded or otherwise authorized programs/facilities.

The CMS Interim Final Rule is available on-line at