The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) offers comment following the decision released today by the Supreme Court.
Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision allowing the CMS vaccine mandate to go into effect for all states. On Friday, January 7, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether to allow the CMS vaccine mandate to go into effect for the 25 states part of the litigation while it is reviewed by lower courts. We expect additional guidance from CMS soon.
“NHPCO has clearly supported the important role that CMS and HHS have in protecting the health and safety of consumers and health care providers. We supported and continue to support a vaccine mandate because we care about health care providers and the people and communities they serve. Today’s Supreme Court decision recognizes that role and gives health care providers the clarity that they need to assure that their staff members, and the people they care for, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.
For more background on the ongoing litigation, NHPCO members can review the December 16 regulatory alert.