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The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 13 to remove a lower court stay on CMS' vaccination mandate, requiring millions of health care workers in facilities receiving federal funds to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
 
 
Starting April 1, you’ll have new ICD-10-CM Z codes to report if you find the patient you are treating is partially vaccinated or unvaccinated for COVID-19.
 
Following the actions of two federal judges, U.S. health care workers will not have to abide by a federal rule requiring they be vaccinated against COVID-19, pending further court action.
 
The official count is in. While the plight of physician practices during the COVID pandmic is well-known, new data from CMS provides a full accounting of the grisly financial landscape.
 
 
CMS is following through on a previous Biden executive order and will publish on Nov. 5 an interim final rule requiring all health care staff in facilities paid with federal funds -- that is, “approximately 76,000 providers" and "over 17 million health care workers across the country” -- to be vaccinated against COVID by Dec. 5, 2021.

 

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