February 14th, 2022
The CMS Interim Final Rule related to the vaccine mandate only applies to certified providers regulated by CMS such as ICFs/IID, Nursing Homes, certain Home Health Agencies, etc. See complete list at: https://ogletree.com/insights/cms-gives-a-boost-and-takes-a-shot-at-full-vaccination-for-millions-of-u-s-healthcare-workers/
***The end of the list states that home and community-based services are not included. As such (and confirmed by HHSC), the CMS Interim Final Rule does not apply to HCS/TxHmL.
See page 5 of the updated FAQ (link below) which provides greater detail regarding home and community-based services.
Lastly, at this time HHSC is still reviewing the ‘New CMS Guidance for Texas’ and will soon share information regarding implementation and enforcement.