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Supreme Court splits decision on mandate 

January 17, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard mandating vaccines and testing by large businesses, but it has upheld enforcement of CMS’s interim final rule mandating it for certain covered health care providers. CMS’s IFR doesn’t apply to HME providers, but if they have employees working on behalf of a covered provider, they must comply with the mandate. Previously, a lower court had narrowed the scope of an injunction...

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In brief: Recalled devices, vaccine mandates, Medicaid managed care

December 22, 2021HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Philips advised HME providers in a Dec. 15 letter to return to the company any recalled DreamStation 1 devices that patients return to them.  As part of litigation stemming from Philips’ voluntary recall of the devices, a Nov. 10 court order “identifies the various types of evidence that must be preserved and requires parties and nonparties, including (HME providers), to preserve such evidence” and a Nov. 19 court order “permits...

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OSHA restarts vaccine, testing requirement

December 22, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has restarted implementation and enforcement of the COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for companies with 100 or more employees, AAHomecare reports. This follows a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Dec. 17 lifting the block on the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). OSHA has also extended the deadline to require covered employees to receive the first dose of the vaccine to Jan. 10, 2022, and to implement the...

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Court narrows scope of injunction

December 20, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has narrowed the scope of a recent nationwide injunction blocking the implementation of a CMS interim final rule requiring a range of health care facilities to have a fully vaccinated staff by Jan. 4, AAHomecare reports. The court leaves the injunction in place in the 14 states covered in the pending lawsuit. With another suspension covering 10 other states in place per a similar ruling by a Missouri district judge, the mandate is now reinstated...

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Federal judge halts vaccine mandate

December 9, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A federal judge in Georgia has temporarily halted the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors across the country, AAHomecare reports. The vaccine requirement does not apply to HME providers. The action puts a hold on a Sept. 9 Executive Order requiring federal contractors and their subcontractors to comply with workplace safety guidelines developed by a federal task force that, ultimately, mandated that their employees be fully vaccinated by...

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