COVID-19: Resources for AACS Members

In only a short period of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has made a huge impact on our members' businesses, relationships, and daily lives. We will continue to monitor the situation and how it may affect your practice. We will keep this page updated with accurate, timely, and helpful information with the goal of lessening the negative impact of this crisis on your personal and professional lives.

Virtual Events

  • AACS Connect. Participate in upcoming AACS Connect virtual open forums, where you will enjoy dedicated time to connect with and share challenges and solutions with a small group of your cosmetic surgery colleagues. These complimentary events will be added weekly and can be found here for registering. For those unable to attend, AACS will share summaries and take-aways.
  • AACS Connect Insights: AACS will continue to update and share any insights or tips that come from our Connect events. 

News

Government, Agency and Medical Association Resources

Practice Resources and Guidelines

  • COVID-19 Financial Advisory from AACS (March 25, 2020). Includes the latest news and information on legislation regarding paid sick leave, tax deadlines, insurance liability, cash management, and loans or assistance programs.
  • Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice from the American Medical Association (March 31, 2020). Learn how to get started, choose a vendor, and set up a workflow.
  • Tips for Keeping Your Practice in Business from the American Medical Association. This checklist offers high-level guidance on decision making, insurance coverage, supply needs, employee communication, and more.
  • New Rules and FAQs Regarding HIPAA and Telehealth/Virtual Consults from AACS (March 23, 2020). Provides details on the decision made by the Office of Civil Rights to not impose penalties on physicians using telehealth in the event of noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA. Providers can now use any type of non-public facing service to meet with patients remotely.
  • Tools for Your Practice from AACS (March 20, 2020). Includes practice management tips, outlines clear steps to take at your practice in response to the pandemic, and lists self-care resources. 
  • Telework Security Basics from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (March 19, 2020).

Relief and Volunteer

  • Reach out to hospitals in your area if you have a ventilator you can lend them. Many hospitals could be facing shortages and may not be able to perform vital surgeries.
  • Donate Personal Protective Equipment. Learn more about where you can send donations in this call from AACS on March 22, 2020.