Half the battle of complying with the new CMS COVID vaccine mandate for your employee is determining if you are required to adhere to these new rules or not. There is so much more to it than just whether you have 100 employees or not. And it is essential that you get it right.
If your practice is required to comply with the new CMS COVID vaccine mandate requirements, and you don’t, you can face significant penalties, or even be stripped of your Medicare provider status (that means no future Medicare revenue). The good news is that there is a way for you to break through the confusion and figure out once and for all your obligation to comply with CMS employee COVID vaccination requirements.
On Tuesday, November 30th at 1pm ET, during a 90-minute online training session, you’ll get expert insight from three healthcare attorneys that can walk you through the aspects of each area of law these mandates effect: employment, CMS regulation and OSHA. Nationally recognized healthcare attorneys, Bryan Meek, JD and Jeff Miller, JD, will breakdown the new CMS COVID vaccine mandate requirements into plain English, and help you determine whether your practice is required to comply. And if so, the specifics on exactly what you are required to do.
Here are just a few of the practical, step-by-step CMS COVID vaccine mandate compliance questions you’ll get answered during this upcoming expert-led online training:
- Are you required to comply with CMS’ new employee COVID vaccination rules?
- Does the “100 or more employees” benchmark apply to everyone?
- If I have less than 100 employees, could we still be required to comply?
- If work-from-home employees come into the office monthly, must they comply?
- What should be included in the employee roster you are required to keep?
- What are the compliance dates/deadlines for implementation?
- What is the difference between exemptions and exceptions?
- Is testing an option for employees that don’t want to be vaccinated?
- How does CMS define fully vaccinated? Are boosters required?
- If testing is allowed, how often must it be done, and what recordkeeping is required?
- Are seasonal, temporary or locum tenens employees required to comply as well?
- Who is required to pay for testing, you or your employees?
- What actions are you required to take if an employee tests positive for COVID?
- Are you required to pay for staff travel, gas or other expenses related to vaccination?
- If an employee has proof that they have antibodies, is vaccination still required?
- What type of documentation do you need to justify religious and medical exemptions?
- Do you need to report into CMS regarding your employees’ vaccination statuses?
- Is your practice required to have a written COVID employee vaccination policy?
- What EEOC and ADA requirements should you be cautious of?
- If you deny an exemption request, can you be sued for discrimination?
- How long do you need to keep employee records regarding their vaccination statuses?
- And so much more…
IMPORTANT: This training will also provide a high-level overview of state laws related to COVID employee vaccination requirements. Also, along with this training, you will receive a state-level breakdown tool that provides you with the up-to-date status of each state’s healthcare vaccination requirements, their date of implementation and a link that allows you to research these requirements further.
CMS has made it clear that regardless of your state or other government agency compliance requirements if you are required to comply with their rules and don’t, you will put your future Medicare reimbursement at risk. Don’t take a chance. Register for this upcoming expert-led CMS COVID vaccine mandate online training today to cut through the confusion of these complex mandates and figure out once and for all your compliance obligations. Don’t wait, sign up today.
Bryan Meek, Esq., is an Attorney in Brennan, Manna & Diamond’s Health Law Department and Labor & Employment Department. Bryan counsels health industry clients on contract disputes, Board investigations and suspensions, and compliance plans. When employment matters rise to the level of litigation, Bryan leverages his substantial experience to defend his clients against these actions, including contract disputes, discrimination allegations, and other employment matters in court. Should a labor dispute arise, Bryan defends his clients before arbitrators.
Bryan’s healthcare expertise extends into fraud and abuse disputes, credentialing, and certification. He has a proven track record in government and private payor appeals and disputes, including audits, administrative appeals, and negotiations.
Managing Partner of the firm’s Cleveland office, Miller’s practice is focused on Labor + Employment and Corporate Law. He provides specialized counsel to companies, highly compensated professionals, broker/dealers and investment advisors, and physician groups in employment agreements, civil and FINRA arbitrations, non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants, severance negotiations, and separation agreements. As a veteran litigator who is comfortable before any jury, Miller has successfully represented clients in complex and high-stakes litigation. Miller is a co-developer of BMD Gateway, providing solutions-based training and compliance to small to mid-sized businesses. BMD Gateway is a member of the Akros Network, a compliance and consulting network proactively and reactively protecting organizations.