On November 05, 2021, CMS published an interim final rule with
comment period (IFC).This rule establishes requirements regarding
COVID-19 vaccine immunization of staffamong Medicare- and
Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers.
•CMS is providing guidance and survey procedures for assessing and
maintainingcompliance with these regulatory requirements.
•The guidance in this memorandum does not apply to the following
states at this time:Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia,
Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota,Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia
and Wyoming.Surveyors in these states should not undertake any
efforts to implement or enforce the IFC.