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CMS and ACS Issue Guidance for Resuming Elective Surgery

On April 19, the CMS announced new guidelines allowing hospitals to move to Phase I of providing non-emergent, non-COVID-19 care in states and regions where COVID-19 outbreaks are deemed under control. This follows action taken by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which issued new “Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance” on April 17. Subsequently, the ACS issued the “Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery.”

Click here to read the ACS guidelines and here for the checklist.