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Dental Compliance Rules: NEW in 2021

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What’s new in 2021? CE requirements are changing, PMP self-query rules are in effect, and e-prescribing has officially kicked off. Andrea and I talk about all of the changes—and where to learn more—in this episode of Talking With The Toothcop. Don’t miss it! Outline of This Episode [0:21] The first episode of 2021! [2:26] PMP Self-query [4:20] Check patient history [6:04] E-prescribing rules [9:07] NEW CE requirements PMP Self Query According to Rule 111.2, if you have a DEA registration (or multiple) you’re required to check your prescriber history at least once a year in the PMP platform. Login and...

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How a Dental Consultant Can Transform Your Dental Practice - Tonya Burns

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If COVID has taught us anything, it’s given us clarity. The first thing you should question for 2021 is “What do you want?” Dentists are realizing that “I might” or “I should” needs to turn into a solid plan. Do you want to recover losses? Do you want to grow? Do you want to slow down? Sometimes the best way to implement goals is to have someone come alongside you to help you through the process. That’s where Tonya Burns comes in. Tonya is a consultant working exclusively with pediatric dental practices. Her mission is to empower dental practices to...

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Dentistry Rules + Regulation Changes in Texas

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 Texas has rolled out some regulations and rule changes that dentists need to stay on top of. From controlled substance CE changes and equipment performance evaluations to medical emergency preparedness training and sedation inspections—we cover it all in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop. Don’t miss it!  Outline of This Episode [0:21] A trip down memory lane [4:41] Controlled Substance CE changes [13:57] Controlled Substances: EPCS + patient query [19:11] The Human Trafficking Course requirement [21:30] X-ray equipment performance evaluations [25:02] Step-wedge test + medical emergency preparedness training  [27:30] What dentists are getting busted for in sedation inspections [34:17]...

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Dental Chart Auditing [Why It’s SO Important]

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Why do you need to monitor and audit your records? Why is verifying that your billing is done correctly so important? Because your life and your livelihood depend on it. An ongoing evaluation process is so important to a successful compliance program. Are your standards and procedures accurate? Is your compliance program working? Are claims being submitted properly?  All of these questions are important to answer. So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I walk through the OIG standards for record monitoring and chart auditing. We share some important definitions, my auditing process, and other things...

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The 7 Elements of Dental Compliance Programs

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Years ago, the federal judiciary realized that federal judges needed sentencing guidelines for healthcare fraud. In the process, they issued compliance guidelines for different healthcare industries. Each incorporates the seven elements of compliance to combat healthcare fraud. The ramifications of violating the false claims act are tremendous. So what do you need to do to protect your dental practice? What are the seven elements that need to be incorporated into compliance programs? Listen to this episode of Talking with the Toothcop to find out! Outline of This Episode [10:22] The evolution of compliance programs [12:27] The 7 elements of compliance...

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