Masking requirement continues in California health care settings.
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Bruce O. Lensch, DDS, CDA past president, died August 31, 2022. He was a respected leader who served as a delegate to CDA’s House of Delegates, treasurer, secretary and vice president before becoming president of the association in 1983.
Enforcement actions against providers by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights to uphold patient rights to access their health information are increasingly common. CDA members benefit from an array of resources to support compliance efforts.
Employers in California with 26 or more employees will be required to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through the end of 2022 once Gov. Newsom signs AB 152, which he is expected to do by his signing deadline.
The California Department of Public Health on Sept. 17 ended the COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated health care workers and other individuals in high-risk settings, which include dental offices.
A proposed rule from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover medically necessary dental services as part of the existing medical services benefit in Medicare. CDA last week submitted specific recommendations on coverage of services.
CDA announces new COVID-19 prevention and vaccine-confidence resources for use in the dental office, including infographics, flyers, vaccination scheduling language and discussion points.
Reports from CDA members during the last week on contract change notification letters sent by Delta Dental of California raise additional concerns for CDA about the proposed changes.
Guidelines for behavior should exist when practice team members interact with one another outside of the office. TDIC’s Risk Management analysts encourage dentists to promote high standards of behavior inside and outside of the office by clearly defining professional boundaries.
Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. Get to know Auva Ravanpey from Western University of Health Sciences class of 2024.