Published in Managed Care Weekly Digest, November 4th, 2002
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) removed its requirement from the Conditions of Participation that a physician must write an individual order for each influenza and pneumococcal polysacchride vaccination given in hospital and long-term care settings and by home health agencies. The federal rule, 42 CFR Parts 482, 483, and 484, went into effect October 2, 2002. Where allowed by state law, appropriate nonphysician personnel can now provide these vaccinations under a...
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