Eligible Patients Can Receive Free 2nd COVID Booster

On April 6, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will pay for a second COVID-19 booster shot of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines without cost sharing, as it continues to provide coverage for this critical protection from the virus. People with Medicare pay nothing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and there is no applicable copayment, coinsurance, or deductible. People with Medicaid coverage can also get COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, at no cost.

The CDC recently updated its recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Certain immunocompromised individuals and people ages 50 years and older who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago are eligible for another booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. Additionally, the CDC recommends that adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago can receive a second booster dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster doses, is the best defense against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus. CMS continues to explore ways to ensure maximum access to COVID-19 vaccinations. More information regarding the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and how the COVID-19 vaccine is provided through that program at no cost to recipients is available at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/vaccination-provider-support.html and through the CMS COVID-19 Provider Toolkit.

People can visit vaccines.gov (English) or vacunas.gov (Spanish) to search for vaccines nearby.

Eligible Patients Can Receive Free 2nd COVID Booster

On April 6, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will pay for a second COVID-19 booster shot of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines without cost sharing, as it continues to provide coverage for this critical protection from the virus. People with Medicare pay nothing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine,…

Did You Miss the NAHC Webinar on Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules?

If you missed the NAHC webinar, Unraveling the CMS and OSHA COVID -19 Mandatory Vaccination and Testing Requirements, don’t worry, you can still watch it at your leisure.

Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules is absolutely essential.

On November 5, 2021, both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued rules that mandate COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing for all staff. In addition, healthcare providers are also subject to the requirements of the OSHA COVID 19 ETS that was issued on June 21.2021.

This presentation will review the requirements of the

  • CMS Health Care Staff Vaccination;
  • Interim Final Rule and OSHA COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing;
  • Emergency Temporary Standard for home health, hospice and home care agencies.

Discussions will also include the intersection of the three  COVID-19 rules and their impact on health care provider operations.

Faculty: Mary Carr, V.P. for Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

PRICE:

  • Free Members
  • $99 for Non Members

REGISTER NOW!

NAHC Webinar: CMS & OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:00pm-4:30pm ET REGISTER Free to NAHC members! Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules…

NAHC Webinar: OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm ET
  • REGISTER
  • Free to NAHC members!

Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules is absolutely essential.

On November 5, 2021, both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued rules that mandate COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing for all staff. In addition, healthcare providers are also subject to the requirements of the OSHA COVID 19 ETS that was issued on June 21.2021.

This presentation will review the requirements of the

  • CMS Health Care Staff Vaccination;
  • Interim Final Rule and OSHA COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing;
  • Emergency Temporary Standard for home health, hospice and home care agencies.

Discussions will also include the intersection of the three  COVID-19 rules and their impact on health care provider operations.

Faculty: Mary Carr, V.P. for Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

PRICE:

  • Free Members
  • $99 for Non Members

REGISTER NOW!

NAHC Webinar: CMS & OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:00pm-4:30pm ET REGISTER Free to NAHC members! Vaccine and testing mandates are perhaps the most important public policy issue in the United States right now and health care employers are on the front line of this debate. Having the necessary knowledge and expertise about how to respond to the new rules…

NAHC COVID-19 Town Hall – Part III: Vaccine Hesitancy Among Caregivers

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar in our COVID-19 Town Hall series, Vaccine Hesitancy Among Caregivers, Part 3, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM Eastern. This webinar is free to all, but registration is required. If you have registered for any of the…

HCBS News Roundup

Biden Addresses the Nation President Joe Biden delivered his first prime-time address to the nation last night, setting a timetable for a return to something resembling normality and almost begging Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccines and continue to abide by social distancing guidelines. Biden ordered states to make all adults eligible for the vaccine…

Billing Codes and Rates issued for the J&J Covid-19 Vaccine

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the COVID-19 vaccine billing and coding list to reflect the newly Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. The J&J vaccine was approved through emergency use authorization and is listed as the Janssen Biotech, Inc. vaccine, the pharmaceutical companies of J&J. The…

CDC Issues Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new interim recommnedation for people who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus, urging people to remain vigilant against infection and spreading even after full vaccination. The new guidance provides recommendations for fully vaccinated people, including: How fully vaccinated people can safely visit with…