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CMS proposes to enhance the medical workforce in rural and underserved communities to support COVID-19 recovery and beyond

April 27, 2021

Proposed rule would require hospitals to report vaccination rates among healthcare staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1752-P) today for inpatient and long-term care hospitals that builds on the Biden Administration’s key priorities to close health care equity gaps and provide greater accessibility to care. Major provisions in the proposed rule would fund medical residency positions in hospitals in rural and underserved communities to address workforce shortages, and require hospitals to report COVID-19 vaccination rates among their workers to contain the spread of the virus.

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