Top trending CDA Practice Support resources

Below are the top five trending CDA Practice Support resources in the categories of practice management, employment practices, dental benefit plans and regulatory compliance.

HIPAA Business Associate Agreement
HIPAA requires a covered entity to have a business associate agreement with any entity, individual or organization that creates, receives, maintains or transmits patient health information to perform nonclinical functions, such as claims processing or information systems management, on behalf of a covered entity. A dental practice that is a covered entity must have a business associate agreement with each entity that uses its patients' information for nonclinical functions.

Exposure Control Plan
This is a sample plan that can be customized to describe how the practice limits employee exposure to blood-borne pathogens. If you have employees, you must have this plan. This resource is part of the CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual.

Denti-Cal Provider Guide
This guide identifies many of the key policies necessary to comply with the Denti-Cal program's requirements. It will help dentists navigate the program and ensure prompt payment and program compliance.

Authorization for a Care-Taker Form

This authorization form outlines consent by a legal guardian for a caretaker (nonlegal guardian) to accompany a minor to his or her dental appointment(s). This authorization does not permit a caretaker to consent to treatment of the minor child on behalf of the legal guardian. The provider should determine the type of appointments in which a nonlegal guardian is allowed to accompany a minor patient. Only legal guardians can consent to treatment and provide updates to the minor patient's health history.

Sick Leave FAQ
Specific practice-related FAQ compiled from member inquiries to CDA.