CMS Issues Coronavirus Guidance for Healthcare Providers

By Sarah Wirskye - On

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance for certain healthcare providers regarding coronavirus. The healthcare providers include nursing homes, home health agencies, dialysis facilities, hospices, hospitals and others.

The guidance varies by specific area, but generally focuses on limiting transmission based on restricting visitation, social distancing, sanitization and monitoring. The hospital and emergency room guidance contains additional recommendations including limiting non-essential adult elective surgery and procedures, including dental.

Specific CMS guidance can be found at This website is being updated regularly and is a good resource for healthcare practitioners and others regarding best practices and recent developments regarding the coronavirus.

I hope you stay safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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