CMS Memorandum – EXPIRED Revised Guidance for Staff Vaccination Requirements   

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In a memorandum dated July 25, 2023, noted as QSO-23-02-ALL EXPIRED, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided information on a final rule regarding the expiration of COVID-19 staff vaccination requirements for all provider types, effective August 5, 2023. In addition:

  • Effective June 5, 2023, surveyors will no longer assess compliance with the previous vaccination requirements for Medicare and Medicaid providers.
  • CMS will not enforce the staff vaccination provisions between June 5, 2023, and August 4, 2023.
  • CMS reported that most providers and suppliers demonstrated substantial compliance with the vaccination requirements when surveyed by their State.

You can find current and past CMS memorandums at the website - Policy and Memos to States and CMS Locations.

Please contact Courtemanche and Associates for questions or assistance in maintaining continuous survey readiness at 704-573-4535 or

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