What Can I Do to Prevent Exposure to COVID-19 in My Practice?
Now that a number of medical practices are reopening, we have created a short video to highlight tips to help you prevent exposure to COVID-19 in your practice. In our video, our Marketing Assistant, Serena Velez, shares helpful tips and screening questions to ask your patients before allowing them to visit your office for care. The main goal of implementing and reinforcing these questions is to keep you, your staff and other patients as healthy and safe as possible, and also minimize the transmission of the Coronavirus to the community and society as a whole.
We truly encourage you to stress to your patients that they absolutely MUST call ahead before visiting your practice. Screen every patient over the phone prior to any in-person visit by asking the following questions (CMS 3/9/2020):
Do you have fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing?
Have you had contact with someone that has been confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19?
Do you live in a community with confirmed sustained community transmission of COVID-19?
Have you traveled within the last 14 days to any location either domestically or internationally with confirmed sustained community transmission of COVID-19? (Refer to CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel)
In addition, to prevent exposure to COVID-19 in your practice we urge you to reinforce policies that you should already have in place requiring all staff to STAY HOME if they are sick, especially if they exhibit fever or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing. (CDC 2/29/2020) . We also highly suggest you consider offering and implementing telemedicine services for your patients in order to establish social distancing, still provide your patients the care they need and be able to secure future procedures and treatments. (CDC 3/6/2020).
We’re here to help you successfully reopen your practice post-COVID-19! Our team of practice management consulting experts is excited to assist you and be your backbone for success during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new stimulus package offers you 5 hours of our award-winning, expert consulting services, FREE access to our COVID-19 Emergency Tool Kit and FREE enrollment into our 0% Patient Financing Program (to help patients finance their dream procedures once your practice reopens). Learn more and GET STARTED NOW!
About Shorr Solutions: Shorr Solutions is an award-winning practice management consulting company with offices in South and Central Florida. We work with physicians and medical practices in all 50 states of the U.S. to help them strengthen the operational, financial, and administrative health of their business. Our father-daughter partners, Jay Shorr and Mara Shorr, lead our knowledgeable team of experts to help medical practices in the cosmetic and aesthetic fields save time, save money and grow their profits.
We help you focus on what you LOVE to do: practice medicine.