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COVID-19 OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND ELECTIVE SURGERY

Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) cannot tell physicians which procedures are elective because that is something they need to decide on a case-by-case basis.  Likewise, MACM cannot give advice regarding how clinic operations should be adjusted in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.

The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) has provided this resource to assist you in providing outpatient elective services and surgeries.

(https://www.msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8718.pdf)

MACM will cover its insured physicians for the procedures they determine are necessary.  MACM does recommend that every physician fully document the reasons that he or she is doing a surgical and diagnostic procedure at this time.  MACM also recommends that, in addition to the usual consent forms, this consent be signed by the physician and patient.

COVID-19 Pandemic Surgery/Procedure Consent Form

This is provided for informational purposes. It is in no way intended to and should not be construed to be or to establish the standard of care applicable to physicians practicing in Mississippi. This information should not be regarded as legal advice.