Last Update 12.15.2015 PST 03:55P
Deadline for sick leave law approaching
The effective date for employers to begin providing mandatory sick leave to all employees is July 1, or on the first day of employment for new employees — whichever is later.
CMS Delays Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirement.
The ADA News (6/3) reports that on June 1 CMS “announced a one-year delay in the enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement to June 1, 2016.” Meanwhile, the ADA “continues to seek a legislative repeal of the requirement that dentists who treat Medicare beneficiaries enroll in or opt out of Medicare to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans,” the ADA News reports.
Dentistry IQ (6/3) reports that although “opting out might seem easy” it may have “many negative ramifications.
” Additionally, delaying a decision might also prove to be akin to opting out, as “making the choice that best fits your practice and completing and filing the paperwork can take several months.”
FDA issues safety warning against prescription of lidocaine solution for teething pain - ada.org
Too much viscous lidocaine given to infants or young children can result in seizures, severe brain injury and heart problems, and misuse has led to hospitalizations and deaths, the FDA warns. In 2014, the FDA reviewed 22 case reports involving serious adverse reactions to oral viscous lidocaine solution, including six deaths, in infants and young children 5 months to 3.5 years old.
FDA issues acetaminophen safety recommendation - ada.org
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that dentists and other health care providers stop prescribing and dispensing combination drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen.
UW School researchers patent new antibacterial agent - dental.washington.edu
Four School of Dentistry faculty members have received a patent for a new way of using titanium-based materials to fight oral bacteria.
A new California DCA online program will effect us, It's called BreEZe - BreEZE - www.dca.ca.gov
The Department of Consumer Affairs is very excited to announce that a new online program is coming that will revolutionize the way we do business, the way our licensees and license applicants do business with us, and the way consumers interact with us.
My Digital X-Ray works under Windows XP without any problems but I heard Microsoft stop supporting XP since April 8th 2014.
But when I called equipment vendor, they do not have updated device driver and software update for newer Windows Operating system. It is not right trash perfectly working expensive equipments. What should have to do? Here a step by step procedure to give HIPAA compliance extended life for our short lived investments.
This is back due to many member' requests. Click this banner to get instruction. Required computer knowledge - Beginner level. KADA is not responsible to any outcome this general instruction which abstract from common web research. You will take all risk of your decision. It may help temporarily extend your digital image device life beyond Microsoft’s XP Windows service stop day. But you may have to update X-Ray machine, grabber board, software, network and computer.
8-Hour Infection Control Course for unlicensed dental assistant (Non RDA) by LADS - ladental.com
Effective 2010 DBC BPC Section 1750 requires that unlicensed dental assistants who are in a dentist’s continuous employment for 120 days or more must complete, within a year from the date of employment: Dental Board approved course in Infection Control (8 Hours),Dental Board approved course in the California Dental Practice Act & CPR course.
Only unlicensed DAs hired on or after January 1, 2010 (either brand new to the workforce or those changing dentist employers), must complete the new required courses. as of January 1, 2011 all RDA candidates, OA and DSA applicants are also required to complete the above as part of the licensing process.
Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs - cms.gov
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and up to $63,750 through the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. * There is special page for this Medicaid EHR issues, to go there, clicked eHR logo at bottom of left column!
DBC to CA Dentist - Botox Use Infomation - dbc.ca.gov
Botox or any related agents can only be used for the diagnosis and treatment of TMD/myofascial conditions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Use for isolated cosmetic purposes is illegal, unless privileged under the Facial Cosmetic Surgery Permit. *Comment - DBC is same position on dermal filler too.
Confusing going on CA Dentist on Phlebotomy -osseonews
Effective April 9, 2003, all persons performing phlebotomy who are not California licensed physicians, nurses or clinical lab scientists or other licensed professionals where phlebotomy is not in their scope of practice... *Comment - Tossing between DBC and California Dept. of Health Services, we are in "other" or not
U.S-signed treaty ‘upholds use of amalgam’ - ada.org
Unlike other products addressed in it, the treaty places no restrictions on the use of amalgam.
Taking steps to protect patient information under HIPAA - cda.org
Recent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) amendments
CA, Two new laws regarding data breach notification and information privacy go into effect with the New Year. - cda.org
SB 46 for personal, financial, medical & health information include online use and AB 370 for IT tracking privacy....
Research reveals new clues about the power of fluoride - dental-tribune.com
Reduced Adhesion of Oral Bacteria on Hydroxyapatite
FDA Warns Antibiotic Zithromax Can Cause Irregular Heart Activity - medicalnewstoday.com
Workers’ Compensation Reform Requires Updates to Notice and Pamphlet - calchamber.com
SB 863 takes effect on 2013,
How does the Affordable Care Act affect dental care? - Newsworks.org
The short answer, It depends whether you're an adult or a kid.
Don't believe everything you hear Rumors persist about implementing electronic health records - ada.org
by the federal government to use electronic health records or implement digital radiography systems by 2014.
Preparing for the transition to electronic medical records - Dental ... - dentaleconomics.com
Electronic medical records will be required by federal mandate by 2015, says ... With five years of digital X-rays under our belts, we are no longer pulling charts ...
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