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Taking steps to protect patient information under HIPAA
11/08/2013
Recent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) amendments to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) expanded patient rights with regard to their health information and added a breach notification rule for covered entities, such as dentists, to follow. Read more >>

 

New privacy laws go into effect with New Year
11/07/2013
Two new laws regarding data breach notification and information privacy go into effect with the New Year. The first, SB 46, expands the definition of “personal information” that triggers a data breach notification. The other, AB 370, requires disclosure of how a commercial website responds to “do not track” browser signals. Read more >>

 

Top five reasons to attend CDA Presents in Anaheim
11/06/2013
CDA dentists and their staffs have a lot to look forward to at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry next year. CDA Presents in Anaheim is expected to be the most comprehensive show to date, and attendees will be able to take advantage of the C.E. opportunities, tradeshow floor, headlining speakers, location and the ability to engage and inspire staff. Read more >>

 

November CDA Journal focuses on student dental research
11/05/2013
The November issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association is now available and focuses on student dental research. Articles in the November issue include, among other things, a study utilizing cone beam computer tomography to generate three-dimensional reconstructions and volumetrically assess unilateral cleft-lip and cleft-palate defects and a study evaluating whether interleukin-17 and C-telopeptide correlate with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) development. Read more >>

 

11/01/2013
One year ago this month, CDA launched the new cda.org to provide members with an enhanced experience, greatly improved technology and more timely information. Since last November, the new site has received more than 243,000 unique visits totaling nearly 1.3 million page views. Mobile usage continues to climb — 25 percent of all traffic to the now mobile-friendly cda.org over the last year has been from a mobile device. Read more >>

 

10/31/2013
There are varying interpretations related to C.E. cost, or any training for that matter. The Practice Support Center weighs in on how to handle paying a staff member for attending a required course. Read more >>

 

CDA keeps members informed on health care reform
10/29/2013
After a rocky first few days following its long-anticipated Oct. 1 opening for enrollment, Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has now reported some data on the number of consumers who have been able to access health insurance through the new marketplace.  CDA remains actively engaged in all of the ACA’s implementation details and can be a resource to members interested in finding out more about the new law and how it may impact dentists and dentistry. Read more >>

 

10/29/2013
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is implementing cuts for Denti-Cal providers that were originally authorized through the state budget process in 2011.  Initially, it was thought that the 10 percent rate cut applied to all services provided on and after Sept. 5, 2013. However, recent clarification by the state explained that it is implementing the cuts on all payment checks cut on Sept. 5 and ongoing, even if the services were provided in previous months. Read more >>

 

CDA member Jim Wood runs for State Assembly seat
10/29/2013
Jim Wood, DDS, a general dentist in Cloverdale since 1987 and the current vice mayor of his hometown of Healdsburg, has formally launched his campaign for a State Assembly seat in the 2014 election season. If elected, Wood would become the second dentist currently serving in the state Legislature, joining Sen. Bill Emmerson, DDS, of Redlands, whose tenure will be ending due to term limits in 2016. Read more >>

 

10/28/2013
Dentists just out of dental school spend much of their time marketing themselves to prospective employers. Things quickly change once they enter the workforce and they are responsible for both building and maintaining a reliable patient base. On top of providing patients with high-quality care and presenting a welcoming environment, dentists also can implement several marketing and advertising strategies that will help them hit the ground running on building up a patient base. Read more >>

 

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