Latest News & Updates

AMA Considerations for SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostic Testing Read Now
CDC COVID-19 Thanksgiving Guidance Read Now
AesCert Guidance: A Path To Resume Aesthetic Care: Multi-Disciplinary Guidance For Minimizing COVID-19 Transmission  Read Now  
Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic  Read Now
High-Risk Aerosol-Generating Procedures in COVID-19: Respiratory Protective Equipment Considerations  Read Now 
CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again  Download Now  
November 6, 2020 DEADLINE REMINDER Regarding $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding Access Here

AAFPRS Statement on COVID-19 (March 22, 2020)

Amid ongoing concerns for the safety and wellbeing of our patients, the public, our members and their staff, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is actively monitoring developments related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is an unprecedented, swiftly changing crisis. Our thoughts and concern are with those affected and we are committed to the protection and care of patients, physicians and their staff, and the broader public being served by the medical community. 

Many medical authorities and regulatory agencies are posting statements with recommendations on ways to limit the spread of the virus, as well as preserve necessary resources that may be needed as the pandemic unfolds. These entities include the WHO, CDC, ACS, AMA, as well as national, state, and local governments. 

Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Articles 

The Roles and Challenges of Facial Plastic Surgeons in Pandemics  Read Now
Maxillofacial Trauma Management During COVID-19—Multidisciplinary Recommendations  Read Now
Telemedicine in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications in Facial Plastic Surgery  Read Now
Social Media Impact on a Plastic Surgery Clinic During Shutdown due to COVID-19 in China  Read Now
A Guide to Facial Trauma Triage and Precautions in the COVID-19 Pandemic  Read Now
A Path To Resume Aesthetic Care: Multi-Disciplinary Guidance For Minimizing COVID-19 Transmission  Read Now

AAAHC COVID-19: What You Need to Know—Updates & Resources
ACS Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance
ACS Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance
ACS Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic
Allergan Information for Customers
AMA COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians
AMA Physician's Guide to COVID-19
AMA Helping Private Practices Navigate Non-Essential Care
AMA Tips for Keeping Your Practice in Business
AMA Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice
ACS COVID-19 and Surgery Online Resource
ACS Elective Case Triage Guidelines for Surgical Care
ACS Ethical Considerations
ACS Guidance for Triage of Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures
ACS Guidelines for Triage of Otolaryngology Patients
ACS Recommendations for Management of Elective Surgical Procedures
BSM Consulting - Business Survival Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Galderma Updated Aesthetics Statement for Professional Organizations
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Webinar—The Coronavirus Pandemic: Antibody Testing and Reopening Society
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine Webinar—COVID-19 Where Do We Go From Here?
IDSA COVID-19 Resource Center
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Johns Hopkins—How Long Can the Virus Live on Surfaces?
Johns Hopkins—Coronavirus, Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine
NAM Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

The AAFPRS has been actively engaged in advocating with Congress, the Administration and our key Surgical (via the ACS) and Specialty (via the AMA) Coalitions to assure that the COVID-19 relief packages (like the recently passed CARES Act) include much-needed financial support and liability protections for our member and their practices, as well as clinical support for medical professionals on the front line. Please review the below for the latest advocacy sign-on letters:

July 22, 2020
AMA Sign-On Letter Urging CMS to Sunset Scope of Practice Waivers After COVID-19 Concludes 

July 1, 2020
Alliance Of Specialty Medicine Sign-On Letter To Congress Urging Medical Liability Protections In Fourth COVID-19 Response Package

July 1, 2020
AMA Coalition Sign-On Letter Urging HHS to Implement Planned Office Visit Increases, While Waiving Budget Neutrality

June 24, 2020
Alliance Of Specialty Medicine Sign-On Letter In Support Of H.R. 7059 (Coronavirus Provider Protection Act) To Protect Health Care Professionals From COVID-19-Related Liability Lawsuits

June 18, 2020
Coalition Sign-On Letter Urging Congress to Waive 2021 Budget Neutrality Requirements Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes

June 9, 2020

AMA Coalition Sign-On Letter To Congress Regarding COVID-19 Physician Liability Protections
May 27, 2020
The Alliance of Specialty Medicine Improving Access to Telehealth Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Sign-On Letter  

April 24, 2020
Surgical Coalition Sign-On COVID Letter to HHS, CMS and ONC regarding Interoperability Regulations

April 21, 2020
Surgical Coalition Sign-On Letter to HHS and CMS regarding COVID-19 Regulatory Issues

April 17, 2020 
The Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fourth COVID-19 Response Package Sign-On Letter

April 15, 2020

AMA Coalition Sign-On Letter to Congress Regarding COVID-19 Fourth Relief Package

April 13, 2020
Surgical Coalition Sign-on Letter to Congress Regarding Additional COVID-19 Relief

April 7, 2020
AMA Coalition Sign-on Letter to HHS Secretary Azar Regarding the CARES Act

March 25, 2020
Congressional Stimulus Sign-On Letter

March 24, 2020
Surgical Coalition Sign-on Letter of Support for the Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act

March 19, 2020 
Surgical Coalition COVID-19 Congressional Relief Legislation Sign-On Letter

Ventilator Loan Match Program

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The below Equipment Loan Agreement template has been generously developed via the pro bono work of the law firm ReedSmith. The AAFPRS is not offering legal advice and does not officially endorse use of this form.  Rather, the template is being provided as a tool for use by member physicians as the unique needs of their practice may warrant, in conjunction with their own legal counsel review and advice.

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