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COVID-19: Vaccine mandate enforced in Austria

Healthcare It News

With rising case numbers in across the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region and the rest of Europe, a fully vaccinated status might become compulsory for the use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) soon – at least in some countries. Thus, negative test results or the recovery status would no longer be accepted.

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Nursing home groups decry mandate push by CMS for staff to get COVID-19 vaccine

Fierce Healthcare

Nursing home groups decry mandate push by CMS for staff to get COVID-19 vaccine. Thu, 08/19/2021 - 16:27.


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Three Individuals Charged for Providing Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccination Cards for Employment Purposes

Healthcare Compliance Blog

A mother and her two daughters have been charged for providing fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards to maintain and obtain employment at a New York nursing home. Vaccination is mandatory for nursing home employment in New York. Bassett stated, “Vaccination fraud is a serious crime.

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Long Term Care Update: As Winter Arrives, CMS Renews its Emphasis on COVID-19 Vaccinations, Bivalent Boosters and Timely Therapeutic Treatments

Healthcare Law Blog

Addressing Declines in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates and COVID-19 Treatment. A pre-Thanksgiving analysis of this data revealed that just 45% of SNF residents and 23% of SNF staff were up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

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The Supreme Court Blocks a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for 84-Million Workers, but Upholds a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Health Law Attorney

In June 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“ OSHA ”) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ ETS ”) that would require, amongst other things, employers with 100 or more employees to adopt a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. An overview of the OSHA Vaccine Policy requirements can be accessed here.

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Nursing Home Health System Agrees to Pay $1.75 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Med-Net Compliance

A nursing home health system has agreed to pay the United States $1.75 A nursing home health system has agreed to pay the United States $1.75 The company is a not-for-profit corporation located in Florida that oversees healthcare facilities on its campus, including a nursing home and an assisted living facility.

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OIG Shines a Spotlight on Nursing Homes, Opioid Misuse, and Health Equity in the FY2022 Semiannual Report

Healthcare Law Blog

The Semiannual Report also highlights the OIG’s enforcement actions against certain bad actors interfering with COVID-19 testing and prevention [3] or providing vaccinations for falsely-characterized individuals ineligible to participate in programs designed to vaccinate long-term care facility residents and staff during vaccine rollout. [4].