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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: OASAS.sm.Communications <OASAS.sm.Communications@oasas.ny.gov>
Date: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 1:24 PM
Subject: CMS Medicare and Medicaid COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
To: ALL-PROVIDERS-L@LISTSERV.OASAS.NY.GOV <ALL-PROVIDERS-L@listserv.oasas.ny.gov>
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 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/05/2021-23831/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-omnibus-covid-19-health-care-staff-vaccination.