Masking requirement continues in California health care settings.
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To be compliant with Cal/OSHA standards, California dental practices are required to train any team member who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. CDA has resources available to support your practice in achieving compliance.
Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Managing overhead costs is the focus during the third quarter of 2022. CDA members are invited to take the Q3 Practice Health Check consisting of just three questions.
The July 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores the challenges dentists encounter with dental benefit plans and reimbursement.
The California 2022-23 state budget signed by Gov. Newsom includes all of CDA’s priority asks with major investments in health care workforce development and $50 million to build and expand facilities and infrastructure to provide care for dental patients with special health care needs.
CDA reminds dentists that the California Dental Practice Act permits the use of Botox only when used as part of a comprehensive dental treatment plan and for one of the purposes defined in section 1625 of the state’s Business and Professions Code.
Abyde software guides practices through mandatory HIPAA compliance requirements, making compliance programs easy and sustainable for dental practices of any size.
California’s minimum wage will rise again in January 2023 – to $15.50 for employers of every size. More than 30 California cities and counties have their own local ordinances that set the minimum wage even higher. The City of Los Angeles's Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Ordinance does not apply to dental office settings.
The June 2022 issue of the CDA Journal addresses the chronic problem of access to dental care for people with special health care needs and discusses effective and compassionate approaches dentists can take to provide that care.
Dentists who received Provider Relief Fund payments during period 3 are required to use those funds on eligible pandemic-related expenses by June 30 and report the use of those funds July 1-Sept. 30 if the payments exceeded $10,000.