News — Compliance Training
Have You Completed Annual Medicare/ Medicaid Compliance Training for 2021?
Whether your practice/dental service organization participates with Medicaid or not you could be required to fulfill the following annual training requirements. Read on!
Sometimes You've Got To Be Your Own Snitch
Sometimes when you mess up – and that mess up involves Medicare, Medicaid, or funds from another government healthcare program – not only do you have to fix the mess, but you may also have to go back and make amends to limit your liability and hedge against civil and/or criminal prosecution later. Hospitals do it. Physician groups do it. Ambulance providers do it. Home health does it. What? Get busted for coding, documentation, and billing problems. The federal government developed the Self-Disclosure Protocol (“SDP”) for healthcare providers to be able to bring themselves forward to the government in a...
- Tags: Compliance, Compliance Training, Corporate Compliance Plan, dental compliance, medicaid, medicare
What Do You Do?
I put out a lot of TOP NOTCH compliance content from this blog to the podcast, "Talking with the ToothCop." I know a lot of you benefit from this content, but some of you might not know what we do....cause let's face it, writing blogs and yakking on a podcast, don't pay the bills. So here's a short synopsis of what we do for our clients and how we keep the lights on here at DCS. 1. Who do we work with at Dental Compliance Specialists? We work with dentists young and old. We work with small solo-dentist practices, dental group...
- Tags: audit, Code of Conduct, Compliance, Compliance Training, controlled substances, Corporate Compliance Plan, corporate integrity agreement, CPR, DEA, Dental Board, dental compliance, Dental License, standard of care
Will Emergency Drugs Bite You in the Butt?
Many states require that Dentists (and even staff members) maintain current BLS, ACLS and/or PALS. Additionally, there are requirements that Dentists have and maintain suitable emergency oxygen and have emergency drugs "as a reasonable Dentist with your training and experience."As a State Board Investigator, I investigated patient deaths and hospitalizations. I saw the real life consequences for Dentists who were not prepared for Medical Emergencies in their practice. Not only do you have the legal and administrative hassles, the worst consequence is that you have to live with yourself. Medical Emergencies are real and being prepared is vital. It starts...
- Tags: ACLS, Compliance Training, CPR, Dental Board, dental compliance, Medical Emergency, medical emergency in a dental office, patient safety, Recordkeeping, Sedation, Texas
Are You Ready for a Medical Emergency in Your Dental Practice?
911, What's Your Emergency? It is not a matter of ‘if’, but which (and how severe) a medical emergency will occur in your dental office. People, your patients, are sick as they have every been. Even without sedation in the equation you never know when it will be someone’s time to have an emergency. When it occurs in your office you have to be able to competently deal with it to ensure the best patient outcome. In many states, dentists are required to have a written medical emergency plan, written medical emergency policies/procedures/protocols, and medical emergency training for their staff. This...
- Tags: ACLS, Compliance Training, CPR, Dental Board, Medical Emergency, medical emergency in a dental office, patient safety, training