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Administration expands vaccination requirements for health care settings

September 13, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified facilities, including HME providers, to protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant, CMS announced on Sept. 9.  CMS, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says emergency regulations requiring vaccinations for nursing home workers will be expanded to include hospitals, dialysis...

COVID-19 Pandemic, COVID-19 Vaccine, mandate, Requirement

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Senators question decision on sleep testing

August 22, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A group of senators on Monday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking why the agency has scrapped a proposal to require sleep apnea testing of transportation workers, according to The Hill. The senators, who include Cory Booker, D-N.J., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., also ask the agency for copies of “all data and information” that was used to make the decision, The Hill reports. The senators urged the agency...

Requirement, sleep testing, transportation

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