On March 26, 2020, the DOH revised its Order on dental emergency procedures in Pennsylvania to make it consistent with the CDC’s recommendations for such procedures.  Link to revised Order can be found here:  PA DOH Dental Guidance.  Previously, the Order effectively forced most dental practices and facilities to close, as it was too

Over the last several weeks, the CDC has issued and updated specific guidance on the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic for health care professionals on its website (accessible here: CDC Coronavirus – Health Care Professionals) and has advised health care facilities and clinicians (including physicians and dentists) to “prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now and

Fellow Fox Rothschild LLP attorneys Margaret J. Davino, Salvatore J. Russo and Nawa A. Lodin generously contributed this post.

On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broadened access to Medicare telehealth services to allow Medicare patients to receive more services from their doctors without travel to a health care

***UPDATE:  Effective as of March 21, 2020, the PA DOH has issued guidance on what medical procedures are permitted in ASFs.  The DOH also updated its order regarding dental procedures.  This post has been revised to reflect this guidance.

PA Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

As the COVID-19 outbreak has developed, the DOH has modified its guidance

**For General Guidance on COVID-19 for Dental Practices, please see our post Coronavirus Resources for Physicians and Dentists.

Dentists should also be aware of the following guidance:

  • State Governors have issued directions to all industries regarding the outbreak.  Know what your Governor has said about dental practices (or health care practices in general).
  • The

With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the significant governmental actions being taken at federal, state and local levels, physicians and dentists around the country are seeking guidance on how to continue to treat patients while ensuring that the health of their employees and patients is protected.

Whether your practice is open or