The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a nationwide suspension of its vaccine mandate for health care workers.  CMS’s decision comes after two District Courts issued preliminary injunctions pausing implementation of the rule.

On December 2, 2021, CMS announced that it “will not enforce the new rule regarding vaccination of health care workers or requirements for policies and procedures in certified Medicare/Medicaid providers and suppliers…while there are court-ordered injunctions in place prohibiting enforcement of this provision.”

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) vaccine mandate is, for the time being, not enforceable in New Hampshire and nine other states. On Monday, November 29, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted a preliminary injunction blocking the mandate.

What is the CMS Mandate?

The CMS vaccine mandate requires that select healthcare workers at facilities receiving Medicare and or Medicaid funding be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022.

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