Comply With CMS Vaccine Mandate & Prepare for Surveys - On-Demand

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Comply With CMS Vaccine Mandate & Prepare for Surveys - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Presented by: Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the CMS mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccines for most agency staff, agencies must scramble to get ready. But if you know how to be in full compliance with the mandate by the rapidly approaching deadlines, you can rest easy.

This webinar will give you the tools you need to achieve compliance quickly and pass your next CMS survey with no issues. Learn how to update your policies and procedures as well as prepare staff for surveyor inquiries on this topic.

Keep in mind that there is no testing option under the recent CMS interim final rule. COVID-19 vaccines are mandatory for the vast majority of agency staff and contractors, regardless of whether they work directly with patients.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Comply with the CMS COVID-19 vaccine mandate by critical deadlines
  • Decipher the latest surveyor guidance to clarify your obligations
  • Prepare staff for vaccine-related questions that surveyors will ask
  • Update your vaccination policy to comply with CMS’ mandate
  • Understand allowable exemptions and the documentation required for each
  • Juggle the CMS policy with state requirements regarding vaccines and infection control practices

Plus, attendees will receive a sample vaccine mandate policy as a take-home tool!


  • The legal challenges to the CMS vaccine mandate and the Supreme Court’s decision upholding it
  • Staff vaccination rule requirements, including what CMS has shared in its guidance to surveyors
  • What you need to document and how
  • Compliance deadlines, including changes due to the ongoing litigation
  • Who is covered
  • Employee accommodations required by federal law (Title VII and the ADA) and the requirements of those laws
  • Answers to common questions about receiving, reviewing, and granting employee requests for religious exemptions
  • ADA requirements regarding the confidentiality of employee medical records and how that impacts compliance
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health agency owners
  • Home health administrators
  • HR reps
  • Clinical managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Quality (improvement/assurance) managers
  • Clinicians

Meet the Speaker

Robert W. Markette Jr.Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C, is an attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PC. For over 15 years, he has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty, and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. Markette works with his clients on issues related to Medicare/Medicaid compliance; payer issues; HIPAA compliance; Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse; purchasing and selling home health, hospice, and private duty agencies; and employment matters.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: Access audio/video streaming from any browser on a computer, mobile, or tablet device

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $242 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $242 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.