Masks are still required in the dental office.
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CDA’s newest Endorsed Services partner, Henry Schein One ePrescribe, provides CDA members an option for sending prescriptions electronically to retail and mail-order pharmacies.
CDA members can rely on CDA Practice Support’s “Are You In Compliance?” webpage for details about current and future laws and regulations that apply to dental practices. Entries span all areas of dental practice, from employment practices to general business.
Update: The U.S. Supreme Court in January 2022 ruled to block President Biden's vaccinate-or-test mandate for larger employers but upheld the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule.
No later than Jan. 1, 2022, dentists will be required by state law to issue electronic prescriptions for all medications, with very few exceptions. CDA members have a new option to assist their compliance with iCoreRx e-prescribing software from CDA’s Endorsed Services partner iCoreConnect.
A new CDA Practice Health Check can help dental practices prepare for the American Dental Association’s CDT code changes for 2022. The ADA updates CDT codes annually, and failure to review the changes could lead to unnecessary claim denials and delays.
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.
Dental offices in California should be complying now with the state public health order of July 26 that requires all health care workers, beginning Aug. 23, to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing.
Conflicting views over mandatory vaccine policies could potentially lead to an employee quitting or getting fired and subsequently filing for unemployment. But whether an employee is still entitled to unemployment benefits if they quit or get fired for not complying with the public order varies on a case-by-case basis.