Iowa Dental Board Phone Scam

By: BrownWinick | 10.29.2019

The Iowa Dental Board has released an alert to warn dental providers of a phone scam targeting providers. The Dental Board received information that a caller is impersonating a Dental Board investigator, calling from a spoofed phone number that appears to be a Dental Board phone number. The Dental Board issued the following statement in Read…

Iowa Dental Board Releases Regulatory Update on Electronic Prescribing Mandate

By: BrownWinick | 08.08.2019

The Iowa Dental Board released a regulatory update that beginning January 1, 2020, all prescriptions, unless exempted, must be transmitted electronically. This new electronic prescribing (“e-prescribing”) mandate will be regulated by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as well as the provider’s professional licensing board. Read the full news release on the Iowa Dental Board website Read…

New Rules for ARNPs from the Iowa Board of Nursing

By: BrownWinick | 02.11.2019

Advanced registered nurse practitioners (“ARNPs”) will soon have new Iowa Board of Nursing (“the Board”) rules to comply with. The rules, ARC 4132C, have been adopted by the Board; however, they are currently undergoing the rulemaking process and are not yet finalized. ARC 4132C will replace the current rules found at 655 Iowa Administrative Code Read…

Safeguarding the Privacy and Security of Health Information

By: BrownWinick | 10.12.2018

Emerging and constantly evolving threats to the data of health care providers, health plans, and business associates give rise to frequently re-visiting an organization’s policies, procedures, education, and employee training that address compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Threats may include ransomware, phishing, hacking, and theft of mobile devices Read…

Limited English Proficiency Policies

By: BrownWinick | 04.06.2018

Health care providers and other covered entities likely encounter individuals in their practice that are diverse in language, ethnicity, and religion. As communities continue to diversify, it is important for covered entities to understand their legal obligations to populations who may not speak English as a primary language. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act Read…