Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
Following last Thursday's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) webinar on the agency's Interim Final Rule (IFR) requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care staff at facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, we have received a number of questions from our membership regarding the IFR's application to Tribally operated facilities. We have reached out to CMS Tribal Affairs staff and although they are seeking internal verification, it appears that the IFR does apply to, "covered Tribal facilities listed in the IFR, such as a clinic or FQHC that participates as a provider under Medicare or Medicaid."
With this in mind, we wanted to pass along the following additional opportunities to engage with CMS on the IFR:
CMS Stakeholder Webinar #2
3:30 – 4:30 PM ET
To register in
advance, visit. Note: only 10,000 participants are permitted.
CMS All Tribes Webinar on IFR
Thursday, November 18th
2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
To register, please click here.
To view a list of frequently asked questions, please click here. USET SPF will continue to monitor developments related to the IFR and will provide updates as they become available. For more information, please contact Liz Malerba, USET SPF Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.