Press Releases and Bulletins

Update No. 12-Testing and Vaccine Truths: ASRM Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Task Force is issuing this update to assist reproductive care specialists in counseling their patients and their communities regarding the long-term effects of having suffered COVID-19, the new variants of SARS-Cov-2 being reported, truths about use of testing and vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, when to consider performing surgery after a COVID-19 diagnosis, and information regarding vaccine hesitancy and pandemic-related stress.

HHS and CMS Issue Final Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Final Rules

On December 2, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules as part of the HHS Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, which examined federal regulations with potential to impede healthcare providers' efforts to advance the transition to value-based care and improve the coordination of patient care across settings in federal healthcare programs and the commercial sector.

ASRM COVID-19 Task Force Releases Update #10 to Recommendations

The current update by the ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force (the “Task Force”) continues to affirm the recommendations presented in Update No. 3 (American Society for Reproductive Medicine Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update No. 3, April 24, 2020), which were further elaborated upon in Updates No. 4-9. Collectively, these updates recommend the judicious resumption of the delivery of reproductive care, with the use of careful preventive measures, such as the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing measures. Given the continued presence, and more recently the marked upsurge, of COVID-19 cases in much of the United States (U.S.), these strategies continue to be critical in managing this ongoing pandemic.
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