Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers
By Kevin M. Mosher • Dec 2, 2021
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate, issued as part of the Biden Administration’s vaccination plan, hit a roadblock yesterday when two federal judges halted its enforcement nationwide.
CMS Mandate Refresher
The CMS mandate required Medicare and Medicaid healthcare providers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-January next year. Covered healthcare organizations were to require that all employees receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by at least December 5th, 2021 and a second dose by January 4th, 2022. Noncompliance could result in termination of Medicare/Medicaid Provider Agreements. CMS was set to begin enforcing the mandate December 6th, 2021.
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