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 states and U.S. territories its interim final rule requiring many Medicare and Medicaid providers to ensure their covered staff are vaccinated against COVID-19.

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