CMS Strongly Recommends Hospitals Cancel Elective Procedures

By Emily Martin / March 18, 2020 at 5:49 PM
CMS is strongly recommending hospitals and their patients forgo non-essential medical and surgical procedures to avoid using resources and staff that could help treat coronavirus during the growing pandemic, Administrator Seema Verma announced in a briefing Thursday (March 18) with the coronavirus task force. Verma added that the procedures could include elective surgery and dental procedures. The recommendations will help providers, patients and hospitals prioritize what is essential while leaving the decision in the hands of providers and state and...

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