Last week, CMS announced it would offer an additional payment of $35 per dose for providers administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries. There are approximately 1.6 million adults 65 or older who may have trouble accessing COVID-19 vaccinations because they have difficulty leaving home. For agencies who also do home health, training before vaccine administration is important for all staff.
Non-clinical staff members who receive vaccine deliveries as well as those who handle vaccines should be trained in vaccine storage and handling requirements and best practices. Training requirements and recommendations can be found on the CDC’s COVID-19 Training and Education page.
Find all of the details about vaccinating homebound people here.