CMS COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

02mar11:00 am12:00 pmCMS COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination RequirementsSDAHO Webinar

Event Details


This webinar will review the newly revised infection control requirements that Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers such as hospitals, critical access hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, hospices and many others must meet in order to continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This webinar will discuss time frames for compliance, required policies and procedures, how the facility must comply with the provision of reasonable accommodations and vaccination enforcement.

Course Objectives:
  • Describe the new requirements
  • Explain which individuals within organization the mandate applies to
  • Describe reasonable accommodation process
  • Explain consequences of non-compliance



Nancy Ruzicka, BS, RPh, MBA, MJ, CHC, Ruzicka Consulting

Nancy Ruzicka has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other healthcare facilities in understanding applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of healthcare staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements. Nancy has been a frequent speaker for the Iowa Hospital Association on EMTALA and Conditions of Participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Nancy’s previous experiences include Director of Integrity & Compliance and Privacy Official at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines; Director of Regulatory Compliance at UnityPoint Health and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her MJ in Health Law, MBA and BS in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.


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