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Should my practice cancel elective surgeries?

CMS has released a recommendation that all non-essential planned surgeries be limited during the pandemic. Their guidance is available here. Curi has also developing recommended language to include in the medical record of patients impacted by the postponement of a non-essential surgery. That language can be found here.

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 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.