COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions CMA has received during the COVID-19 outbreak. By default, the most recent answers will appear up top. You can also filter the FAQ by category. We will update this resource regularly.

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As physicians begin to reopen their practices, what issues should physician employers consider prior to resuming operations?

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There are many factors that physicians should consider when reopening their practices, particularly with respect to employment issues. Physicians should first review state and local governmental guidance on the rules related to reopening, and what precautionary measures should be in place before resuming operations. Physician employers, in consultation with their professional liability carrier or practice attorney, should also develop and institute plans for workplace and patient safety, to include office space and workflow measures to ensure social distancing, the wearing of universal face coverings, and quarantine policies. 

In addition to considerations regarding employee safety, practices will need to consider patient safety as they reopen. CMA has developed numerous resources on reopening health care that contain additional considerations and workplace policy recommendations for physician employers, including "CMA Best Practices for Reopening."

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