Operations & Management

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California COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance
December 14, 2020

In settings with critical staffing shortages of health care personnel, the inability to provide adequate staffing for safe patient care due to quarantine is a consideration impacting health outcomes. Therefore, options to reduce quarantine for contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection have been published.

ASA & APSF Guidance on Surgery for Post-COVID-19 Infected Patients
December 09, 2020

A new surgical patient demographic has emerged during COVID-19; patients who have recovered from the virus. Linked is a collaborative document to provide guidance as hospitals perform surgery on these patients.

New California Regional Stay at Home Order
December 3, 2020

Because the rate of increases in new cases continues to escalate and threatens to overwhelm the state's hospital system, further aggressive action is necessary to respond to the quickly evolving situation. Read more for details...

The ASA and APSF Statement on Perioperative Testing for the COVID-19 Virus
December 8, 2020

Updated recommendations on screening and testing to detect SARS-CoV-2, including precautions and timing of procedures.

CDC Issues Updated Guidance: Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
August 10, 2020

Updated strategies for discontinuation of transmission-based precautions for COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 patients. Includes test-based and symptom-based strategies that take into account regional prevalence.


California Department of Public Health Release: "Resuming California’s Deferred and Preventive Health Care"  
Sonia Y. Angell, MD, MPH, April 27, 2020

Considerations and guidelines that should be reviewed and met prior to resuming health care for non-emergent and non-COVID-19 health care, including elective and non-urgent procedures at hospitals, and outpatient care.


CSA and CASA Issue Joint Statement on Resuming Elective Scheduled Surgeries in California Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Guidelines that address phasing in procedures, assess how to prioritize them, how to ensure facilities are adequately prepared and how they will put into place new protocols to protect the public health and safety of patients and staff.


ASA Releases a Joint Statement for Resuming Elective Surgeries After the COVID-19 Pandemic

A roadmap for resuming elective surgeries in a Joint Statement with the American College of Surgeons, AORN, and the American Hospital Association.


Medical Group Management Association: COVID-19 Action Center

As the country works to combat the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), MGMA will keep medical group practices apprised of the latest developments that could affect patient care and practice operations.


CMA: COVID-19 Webinar Series

The California Medical Association (CMA) has launched a series of five free webinars to guide physicians through some of the most pressing COVID-19 issues. Topics include employment and staffing, telehealth reimbursement and implementation, financial assistance, and tax ramifications.

Toolkits and Practice Information

CMS Allows ASC's to Enroll as Hospitals
CMS Guidance

California DCA Language for Temporary
Licensing and Supervision Exceptions

AMA Resource Center

Other Operations Resources


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