When the SARS-CoV-2 virus first reached the United States earlier this year, political and public health leaders feared that the virus would soon overwhelm the country’s hospitals. That threat failed to materialize. Instead, in an ironic twist of fate, the healthcare sector has seen some of the country’s biggest job losses—upwards of 1.4 million since the beginning of March—and many practices are facing unprecedented financial challenges. With most routine and preventative procedures—the core of most practice’s billings—put off indefinitely, not to mention the many 27 million U.S. workers who may have lost their health insurance, providers are losing out on key revenue.
Now, with the infection curve relatively flattened and states begin to relax social distancing restrictions implemented to slow the infection rate, healthcare providers are wondering what it will take to get back to, at the very least, a new normal. But before practices can reopen in a way that is safe and sustainable in the long term, there remain certain obstacles that must be overcome. Download a copy of our Emerging From COVID-19 What It Will Take for Medical Practices to Reopen Safely and Sustainably to learn the essential steps healthcare providers will need to take before they can start safely seeing patients again.