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Important Information - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CMS Recommendations

CMS Recommendations

Learn to Safely Reopen Your Practice

Reopening for business means reopening safely. To ensure it is safe for your community to reopen, the White House has established three gating criteria your community must meet. Once meeting the criteria—related to reported coronavirus symptoms, cases, and hospital-care incidents—reopening will occur in phases, prioritizing business posing the lowest risk of infection for their employees and customers.

Phase One allows medical practices in states and regions satisfying the gating criteria to resume providing non-emergent surgical, chronic disease, and preventive care—but only as clinically appropriate, and on an outpatient basis, at facilities adhering to CMS recommendations.1

Criteria for Reopening Medical Practice after COVID-19

Even if your locality achieves its gating criteria, returning your practice to full strength—whether you've been treating patients throughout the pandemic or were temporarily closed—requires more than just flipping a switch.

CMS published a guide, Opening Up America Again: Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I, detailing the precautions health care providers should take as they prepare to reopen. These precautions are suggested for all health care providers, regardless of whether your practice is treating COVID-19 patients, or whether you're in primary care or a specialist or a surgery center.

When your practice reopens, it could look much different than it did before the outbreak, due to:

  • Continued testing and awareness of COVID-19 symptoms
  • Protocols surrounding screening, sanitation, and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Pandemic-influenced considerations for patient engagement, staff training, and care delivery
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Just released on June 8th: CMS Recommendations for Re-Opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare for Phase II.

Download CMS Phase II Recommendations

We can help you embrace these changes. Health care is always evolving, and Henry Schein Medical is your partner to keep stride with the latest innovations—as well as the unforeseen challenges—unique to health care. View our resources and information below on how to safely reopen and best serve your patients and community.

CMS Recommendations for Reopening Medical Practices After COVID-19
Read Our Rebuild Together Guide

Learn how Henry Schein Medical can help you meet CMS' recommendations for reopening.

Facility Considerations for Medical Practices after COVID-19
Facility Considerations

Learn some of the important changes you may have to enact in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines—and how we can help.

COVID-19 Testing Capacity for patients and staff
Testing Capacity

Ensure you're prepared to test patients and staff for COVID-19, regardless of the type of care you provide.

Screening, Sanitation, PPE and training protocols for Medical Practices
New Protocols For Patients

CMS has established important protocols related to screening, sanitation, PPE, and training.

References:
1. https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/