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U.S. Supreme Court Turns Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services COVID-19 Vaccine Rules Back On

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the government, allowing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate to continue. Biden, et al. v. Missouri, et al., No. 21A240; and Becerra, et al. v. Louisiana, et al., No. 21A240 (Jan. 13, 2022). Accordingly, CMS can enforce in all... Continue Reading
January 14, 2022

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to Enforce Its COVID-19 Vaccination Rule, Sets New Deadlines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will enforce its COVID-19 vaccination requirement in 25 states, the District of Columbia, and other territories. Read more. Continue Reading…
January 10, 2022

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Enforcing COVID-19 Vaccine Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has granted a preliminary injunction enjoining the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate nationwide. Read more. Continue Reading…
December 2, 2021

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Enforcing COVID-19 Vaccine Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has granted a preliminary injunction enjoining the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate nationwide. Louisiana et al. v. Becerra et al., No. 3:12-CV-03970 (W.D. La. Nov. 30, 2021). This injunction takes immediate effect. Read more here. Continue Reading
December 1, 2021

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Enforcing COVID-19 Vaccine Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has granted a preliminary injunction enjoining the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate nationwide. Louisiana et al. v. Becerra et al., No. 3:12-CV-03970 (W.D. La. Nov. 30, 2021). This injunction takes immediate effect. The Louisiana federal court carved out...
December 1, 2021

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Barred From Enforcing Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Rule in 10 States

Ten states filed a lawsuit challenging CMS’ Interim Final Rule (IFR) requiring COVID-19 vaccination amongst a wide range of staff working at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted the states’ request for a preliminary injunction, pending a trial on the merits of the claims,...
November 30, 2021

What Healthcare Employers Need to Know About the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Vaccine Mandate

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) establishing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff employed at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. Read more. Continue Reading…
November 22, 2021

What Healthcare Employers Need to Know About the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Vaccine Mandate

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) establishing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff employed at Medicare and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers. Read more. Continue Reading…
November 10, 2021

Podcast: Enforceability of Physician Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete covenants in physician employment and shareholder agreements are common practice. Whether they are legally enforceable as drafted varies from state to state. In this podcast, Jackson Lewis attorneys explore how hospital systems and medical groups can protect their goodwill and legitimate business interests.
October 14, 2021

California Department of Public Health Issues Mandate to Encourage Health Care Workers to Get Vaccinated

Due to a rise in transmission of the Delta variant causing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals, high-risk congregate settings, and other health care settings.  To learn more, read the post on our California...… Continue Reading
July 27, 2021

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