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7 things to know about using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic

As California and some counties in the state begin to loosen stay-at-home orders and dentists begin the process of returning to practice, dentists may still wish to consider using telehealth to reduce in-office patient volume. From processing insurance claims to Medi-Cal coverage, here are seven things you need to know about utilizing telehealth services during the COVID-19 crisis. 

COVID-19 Mandatory Policy Instructions for Employers and Sample Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Employers may require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as long as they engage in the interactive process with each employee who requests a reasonable accommodation from the mandatory vaccination program. Use this form to establish a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in your practice.

The vaccine mandates can include employees who have been infected with and recovered from COVID-19. 
 

COVID-19 Testing Resources

With various forms of COVID-19 tests available, it is important to understand how each type works, what results can tell (or not tell) a provider and how reliable test results can be. It is important to note that testing can be a valuable tool to assist dentists to determine the COVID-19 status of patients, but due to current availability and reliability rates, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends that test results be used in conjunction with clinical evaluation and screening protocols to assess patient health.

Declination of Employer Recommended or Required Influenza (flu) Vaccination

Employers may choose to recommend or require employees obtain the flu vaccine based on policy or mandate. An employer may need to grant an employee a reasonable accommodation and permit an employee to be exempt from a mandatory (Influenza) flu vaccination. This form may be customized according to your practice need and used to document accommodations provided for employees who decline to be vaccinated.