On May 19, 2021, Ohio Medicaid vendor Maximus learned of a cybersecurity incident involving an application related to Medicaid providers’ credentialing and licensing data in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Medicaid. The incident potentially impacted some personal information about Medicaid providers (such as names, dates of birth, ... [continue reading]
Dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19, providing they are not treating COVID-19 positive or COVID-19 symptomatic patients. Dental practices should continue to follow and document certain work practices such ... [continue reading]
Employers must pay premiums timely to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to receive and maintain workers’ compensation coverage. Through the year, employers have been making premium installment payments based on estimated payroll. As we near the conclusion of the 2020 policy year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021), BWC will be ... [continue reading]
When the dental profession talks about improving Medicaid, we lament how low the fees are, but are reluctant to raise that issue with legislators or other decision-makers for fear of seeming to be self-serving. We’ve shied away from addressing this issue forthrightly for fear of bringing attention to our incomes or being seen as mercenary. Only ... [continue reading]
First appearing in Baldassare Castiglione’s 1528 work “The Book of the Courtier,” Sprezzatura is an Italian word defined by the author as “a certain nonchalance so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.” It was the ability of a successful courtier to ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has presented a written request to Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana that calls for Delta Dental to take immediate steps to address its reimbursement rates by 1) increasing dental reimbursement rates and 2) incorporating an annual cost of living increase to its reimbursement practices. The letter is a ... [continue reading]
Being a member of organized dentistry provides plenty of benefits. Those benefits range from savings on products and services used in dental offices to continuing education opportunities to legislative advocacy. Along with these benefits, your membership also offers you access to necessary information in the dental community. This information ... [continue reading]
During ODA’s upcoming Annual Session, I will be presenting a course along with Dr. Mark Alexandrunas regarding issues that dental practice owners and dentist-employees are frequently confronted with during their relationship with each other. We hope to share ideas in order to head off potential conflict between employer dentists and their ... [continue reading]
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