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Entries in Regulatory (41)

Thursday
Aug142014

Rx Regulations

Reminder: When filling a prescription for in-office use, dentists need to establish an account and order their prescription medications through a wholesaler with proper invoicing. Pharmacies that are not licensed wholesalers are not to supply medication to prescribers and are in violation of WAC 246-879-010 unless one of the below sections (a-e) apply. 

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Wednesday
Aug132014

Continuing Education Regulatory FAQ

According to state regulations, Washington dentists are required to complete 21 clock hours of continuing education every year as part of the dental license renewal process. In Washington state, dentists are required to renew their dental license before their birthday. The following are frequently asked questions about continuing education and licensure renewals. Please refer any additional continuing education questions to Mike Walsh at michael@wsda.org.

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Monday
Aug112014

New Resources on Emailing Patient Information

Member dentists with questions about transmitting patient information via email can turn to a new ADA resource (ADA log in required), developed in cooperation with the New Jersey Dental Association, entitled Emailing Patient Information: A Resource for Dental Practices. Because the use of electronic means for the communication of such information is the subject of specific HIPAA regulations, this resource is a helpful means of advising dentists about the issues that they may face.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

ACA's Medicaid Audit Program Well-Intended but Flawed, ADA Tells Senate Roundtable

The implementation of an Affordable Care Act provision allowing private contractors to demand patient records and conduct audits on providers is having a negative effect on some Medicaid dental programs, Dr. Jessica Meeske told a Senate panel July 9. Read Dr. Meeske's full roundtable testimony (in letter form).

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