Life After Dentistry: Retirement Lifestyle Readiness Life After Dentistry is a self-help guide to retirement happiness, providing unique insights, practical guidance and strategies to ensure a worthwhile and enjoyable retirement. This book helps you plan for the lifestyle part of retirement, not just the financial part. Life After Dentistry is an easy-to-read and practical book that reflects the need of today’s retirees and elevates retirement lifestyle planning to a new standard. P03720 Paperback book, 246 pages | Members $38.95 Retail $58.45 Book ISBN: 237-0-000-50879-9 NEW A Dentist’s Guide to the Law: 246 Things Every Dentist Should Know, Fourth Edition This newly revised publication from the ADA Division of Legal Affairs is a practical resource to address the wide array of legal issues relevant to you, your team, and your practice. A Dentist’s Guide to the Law: 246 Things Every Dentist Should Know, Fourth Edition, includes both new and longstanding questions and answers in a user-friendly format with additional related references and resources in each chapter. A Dentist’s Guide to the Law addresses key questions such as: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a sole proprietorship? What does the Americans with Disabilities Act require for office design? Are there legal issues in making the transition to a paperless office? Can I require drug testing of applicants? What legal limits are there on advertising my practice? What are “biometrics” and how might they affect healthcare providers? Can I charge interest on overdue amounts? How often should patients be asked to update their health history forms? This fourth edition contains updated information on many legal topics, such as the various regulations relating to HIPAA, the Sunshine Act, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Self-Referral (Stark) Law. It also includes new material on issues such as emergency preparedness, biometrics and ransomware. L75621BT Perfect bound book + e-book, 300 pages Members $79.95 Retail $119.95 Book ISBN: 978-1-68447-158-4 | e-book ISBN: 978-1-68447-159-1 Before you call your attorney, pick up this book. A Dentist’s Guide to the Law: 246 Things Every Dentist Should Know 171 193. What Is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)? The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has mandated data security standards for “merchants” (businesses that are set up to accept credit or debit cards as payment for goods or services). Compliance with these standards, known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), is generally required in the agreement between the dental practice and the credit card company or bank. PCI DSS requires that merchants satisfy 12 different elements of a program aimed at maintaining the security of credit card information. The requirements include many technical elements such as maintaining data firewalls, encryption, and anti-virus protections, as well as policy-type elements such as training staff and maintaining a list of service providers (e.g., companies who have access to the dental practice’s payment card data). A dental practice may need an IT professional to help the dental practice comply with some of the standards, which means there may be a cost to achieving compliance. Credit card companies treat merchants differently according to the volume of transactions the merchant handles. While a dental practice must comply to the extent required by the applicable agreement, certain aspects of the compliance program may depend on the volume of transactions. A dental practice that does not comply may be subject to financial penalties or prevented from processing credit card transactions depending on the terms of their agreements. Dental offices that accept credit and debit cards should review their credit card service provider agreements or call their service provider to determine the requirements for their individual situations. A PCI DSS compliance program may need to be updated from time to time (for example, if the PCI Council changes the standards). Check to make sure that you are complying with the latest standards. Related References and Resources ADA Center for Professional Success. Check Your Website for Legal Risks. PCI Security Standards Council. 2020. FAQs. PCI Security Standards Council. 2016. Resource Guide. https://www.pcisecuritystandards. org/pdfs/PCI_DSS_Resource_Guide_(003).pdf. 194. If the Patient Doesn’t Accept My Work or Refuses to Come Back to Let me Finish It, and I’ve Already Collected Insurance for It, Do I Have a Problem? Perhaps. If you submitted a claim for work already completed, there should be no problem. On the other hand, if you billed before work was done, there may be a question of insurance fraud. An example might be where the dentist starts a multiple visit procedure, such as a root canal, and the patient refuses to return to allow the dentist to complete the procedure. In such a case, the dentist should return any advance dental plan payment for work not done. Another example might be where a patient needs a cast, post, and core to support a crown. If the dentist does only the foundation work but submits a claim for the crown as well, and the patient does not return for the crown, there may be an obligation to repay the carrier for the entire amount of the crown reimbursement. You can avoid this concern, of course, by submitting claims only for completed work. 2 A Dentist’s Guide to the Law: 246 Things Every Dentist Should Know It’s important for you to know both what this book is and what it is not: The purpose of the publication is to provide basic answers to frequently asked legal questions. Its focus is on issues confronting dentists and their dental teams in private practice. However, we believe that many of the questions and answers in this book will also be useful for dentists who work in different arenas of the profession, including education and research. The answers to the frequently asked questions are informational only, and not a substitute for legal advice. Laws change, and, even more importantly, legal advice requires a careful assessment of the facts of a particular situation, which is then measured against all applicable laws. We will give you as much information as we reasonably can, but you must consult your lawyer for legal advice. Our focus in this book is on federal law. The book references state law in general terms where appropriate, but it is important for you to turn to your state dental society or personal attorney—or perhaps your malpractice carrier—for specific federal, state and local legal information that may apply to you. Oftentimes, dentists will ask ADA attorneys questions such as, “Should I sign this contract?” “Should I join this plan?” or “Should I fire my HIV-infected hygienist?” This book answers questions from a legal frame. It does not focus on “shoulds” in the sense of ethical, business, or practice considerations. By telling you what the law says, we hope you will have a better context for factoring in ethics and practice perspectives. A wide array of legal issues confronts dentists and their dental teams during the course of their day-to- day practices. Sometimes these issues involve particularly thorny questions about practice management or patient care. This book is here to help. It provides basic legal information on questions that oral health care practitioners have about their practices. No book could possibly cover every dental legal issue. The topics covered here are those that dentists have frequently asked us over the years. Chapter 1: How to Use This Book This leads us to the first question. MANAGING YOUR PRACTICE ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 31 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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