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A few Northern California public health departments are ordering mandatory flu vaccine or mask-wearing for health care workers, including dentists. The order applies to dental practices in Santa Clara, Sacramento and Contra Costa Counties.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) amended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, creating a requirement that employers provide a notice to all employees of the existence of the newly formed insurance marketplace available to them along with information on how to contact the insurance marketplace to request assistance in purchasing coverage if the employee chooses to do so.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited final omnibus rule under HIPAA (Omnibus Rule) on Jan. 25, 2013. The rule implements the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and requires that health care providers amend their Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) and Business Associate Agreements to include new elements. The compliance date for the final rule is Sept. 23, 2013.
The most effective way to prevent and react to negative online reviews is to have positive communication with patients. This was the theme of the CDA-hosted webinar last week titled Bad Review? … What to Do! The one-hour, free webinar was led by TDIC Service Manager Carla Christensen. Christensen gave case examples and communication tools to handle negative online reviews.
To help dentists make their employees more aware of what is expected of them and prevent misunderstandings about policies, the Practice Support Center has updated its Sample Employee Manual for 2013. Available for download on cda.org/compass, the manual is exclusively for use by dental practices. The manual covers everything from confidentiality to performance evaluations to exposure control.
From the latest updates on infection control regulation to a reference guide for all things legal as it pertains to dentistry, the Practice Support Center’s website, cda.org/compass has it all. Review the list of the Top 10 Compass Resources in 2012.