Practice Reopening Overview: How do we get back to business? Click on the links below to read Curi’s recommendations related to practice reopening. Business Operations What are some of the initial business operational steps we should take prior to reopening? What should we purchase before we reopen? What should our practice be wary of in this new COVID-19 world? Elective Surgeries What considerations should we use to guide us to determine our readiness to resume elective surgery? Staff Communication Plan How should we communicate the reopening of our practice to staff? How do we communicate new policies to staff prior to the reopening of the practice? How do we communicate new policies to staff prior to the reopening of the practice? Patient Notification How should we communicate the reopening of our practice to patients? Letter to Patients Template Scheduling How will we get back on track for scheduling patients? Missed Appointment Letter Template Telehealth If a practice wants to continue telehealth sessions after this national emergency has ended, what are the tasks to consider? Infection Prevention What should we do when a patient arrives at our practice? Managing Chronic Care Patients How should practices communicate with established, chronic care patients who require regular maintenance (i.e., diagnostic testing, prescription management, recurring visits) to provide care management that ensures these patients are provided the care needed? Arrival of Patients What steps should be in place for patient arrival in order to prepare for the reopening of the practice? COVID-19 Pre-Screening Form Electronic Medical Records How can practices ensure proper maintenance of the EMR and timely chart documentation during this reopening period? Closing the Loop How can practices ensure a smooth patient care transition from telehealth visits and provide adequate follow-up regarding diagnostic studies, lab results, and referrals? SHARE News & Knowledge All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.