All health care providers, including dentists, will soon be required to comply with a new federal regulation that aims to enhance a patient’s right to access their health information. Under the new rule, patients will have greater and, at times, immediate access to health information.
Federal and state laws requiring employers to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave and voluntary sick leave tax credits are set to expire Sept. 30; however, several cities and counties in California implemented their own supplemental paid leave ordinances that include small-employer obligations.
Dentists and other providers who can document pandemic-related revenue loss and increased expenses can apply for relief through the federal Provider Relief Fund Sept. 29 through Oct. 26, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced.
A significant amount of activity is underway in the U.S. Congress focused on adding dental, vision and hearing benefits to the Medicare program, and the proposals are moving quickly. This communication from CDA supplements what the ADA, media and other sources have shared to give members background and context for the current activity and clarify some common misunderstandings.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 8 signed CDA-sponsored legislation that gives California dentists permanent authority to provide influenza and COVID-19 vaccines and obtain the required state registration to process rapid COVID-19 tests in the dental office.
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry just welcomed dentists back to its first in-person convention since fall of 2018. With COVID-19 prevention protocols in place, more than 2,700 dentists and dental team members safely gathered Sept. 9-11 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
To combat the COVID-19 delta variant’s deadly toll in communities nationwide, President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 announced a COVID-19 action plan that mandates vaccination, with no testing option, for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating hospitals and other health care settings.
Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California's six dental schools. Get to know CDA’s September 2021 Student Spotlight, Dan Wang from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry class of 2022.
Qualified small business owners in California, including dentists, who have experienced pandemic-related health and safety restrictions, such as business interruptions or closures or increased PPE costs, can apply Sept. 9-30 for a California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant.