April 21, 2020 4:10 pm Human Resources & Staff Management | Patient Management | Practice Finances ACS Guidance for Resuming Elective Surgeries In addition to the guidance on resuming non-emergent care we shared yesterday from CMS and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American College of Surgeons has released a surgical resource document for facilities preparing to resume elective surgeries once COVID-19 has peaked in their area. As always, Curi encourages practices to mitigate risk and enhance patient and staff safety by tracking and complying with all state-specific requirements in addition to guidance like this. 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.