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Other Commonly Asked Questions on Coronavirus // Access to Nonessential Medical Services 

March 20, 2020

Should my hospitals limit elective surgeries?

To aggressively address COVID-19, the Administration recognizes that conservation of critical resources such as ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential, as well as limiting exposure of patients and staff to the coronavirus. On March 19, CMS issued guidance to limit non-essential adult elective surgery and medical and surgical procedures, including all dental procedures. These considerations will assist in the management of vital healthcare resources during this public health emergency.