CSA News

Dentists required by new law to use updated informed consent form

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 8 signed Assembly Bill 1622, which revises language in the written informed consent form that dentists must provide to patients prior to administering general anesthesia and deep or moderate sedation.

AB 72 Threatens Private Practice Contract

Assembly Bill 72 (AB 72), passed in late 2016, has been successfully used against us. Nearing the end of 2017, a risk bearing organization with whom we have an exclusive contract at the majority of their facilities demanded a renegotiation of our contract rates.

AB 5 Exempts Physicians - But Proceed with Caution

Although AB 5 creates an exemption for physicians from the more restrictive “ABC” test for worker classification established…in the Dynamex case in April of 2018, this does not mean that a medical practice can engage physicians as independent contractors without potential negative consequences.

Practice Properties Comparison Checklist

Whether you are looking for your first job, or a change of location, it's always helpful to organize your thoughts before your start. This spreadsheet will help you to identify what you want, and what you don't want, so your questions about a prospective practice can be more focused and meaningful.

Fight the opioid epidemic with proactive education and care coordination

Too many Americans have been touched by the opioid epidemic, but hopefully that will start to change soon. Physicians can fight back against this epidemic and save countless lives in the months and years ahead thanks to a heightened awareness among patients and caregivers about the risks, a firm commitment by the medical community to increase adoption of non-opioid pain management options and better coordination across the patient care continuum.