Bloomberg Law
April 20, 2020, 4:28 PM

Trump Administration Clears Path to Resume Elective Procedures

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

The Trump administration is touting its blueprint to resume nonessential medical procedures and elective surgeries in areas where the Covid-19 threat has subsided.

The new guidelines issued Sunday night by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would allow communities that are in Phase 1 of the Trump administration’s blueprint for re-opening the economy to lift restrictions imposed on elective, non-emergency medical procedures.

The ban on elective procedures has hurt revenue and caused financial hardship at hospitals that are struggling to handle the outbreak. The policy has also reduced patient volume at physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers, causing ...

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