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The Communiqué is distributed monthly via email to AAE members and supporters. Its mission is to promote communication among AAE members, leaders of the AAE, ABE and AAE Foundation, and AAE affiliate organizations; encourage coordinated activities; inform the membership of developments in the endodontic specialty and dental profession; and raise awareness of AAE events, products and services. The AAE Membership Services Committee serves as the Communiqué Editorial Board.

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New HIPAA Rules Effective September 23, 2013

New HIPAA regulations went into effect on September 23, 2013. They require that covered entities (including dental practices) revise their notice of privacy practices (NPPs) and risk assessment procedures in event of a breach.

The AAE talked to attorney Mark Rust, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office and head of the firm’s health care department, and he highlighted the key changes that impact providers.

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Sunshine Law for Payment Disclosure: FAQs

Beginning August 1, 2013, medical and dental device manufacturers are required to report certain payments to physicians and dentists under the so-called “Sunshine Law.” The Sunshine Law does not restrict interactions or collaborations but requires disclosure. While health care providers do not need to file any reports, it is important for them to understand that their names will be reported to a database annually if they have interactions that trigger reporting requirements.

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President’s Message: Women in Leadership: Shattering the Operatory Ceiling

The AAE Board of Directors attended the opening session at the 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington, D.C. ADA President Dr. Maxine Feinberg and President-Elect Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays were insightful, dynamic, professional and poised. Watching them on stage got me thinking about dentistry and how the gender landscape, demographics and economics are changing. Along with the profession’s transformation as a result of changes in the dental marketplace, a new trend in leadership is emerging. Developing an executive team whose composition reflects its membership is of increasing importance.

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How to Avoid a Lawsuit

What really causes claims against endodontists? Generally, the likelihood of being sued is not tied to a particular type of procedure or adverse outcome. You may be surprised to learn that your risk of facing a lawsuit is more closely tied to your relationships with your patients, and as a result, you have more control than you may realize to prevent facing a claim.

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AAE16 Preview: Surprises in San Francisco

After more than 70 years of successful annual meetings, most AAE members know what to expect from the event – opportunities to meet and network with peers, the largest endodontic exhibit hall in the world and exceptional lectures from leaders in the endodontic field. But in a year when Dr. Terryl A. Propper is president, it also can be expected that AAE16 will have some surprises in store.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients

The AAE proudly announces the 2016 recipients of the organization’s highest honors and awards, to be presented at AAE16. These six AAE members represent the specialty’s greatest achievements in leadership, research, education and service to others, and the AAE is proud to recognize their commitment to endodontics.

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