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Podcast — Compliance

Diving Deeper into the COVID-19 Rule Expiration

In our last episode, we talked about how the Texas State Board allowed their COVID-19 rules to expire. We think it’s a good thing! But a lot of dentists are not happy about it. So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I dive a little deeper into the topic. We’ll share why we think it’s a good thing and what dentists can do moving forward.  Outline of This Episode [2:51] The feedback on the COVID-19 rule expiration [5:22] You can continue what you were doing   [8:10] Dentists are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines [11:00] Let us...

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Where Are You Rusty in Your Dental Practice?

We’ve had a lot of distractions with the pandemic. Because of this, I’ve seen a lot of “rusty strings” in dental practices. People are forgetting to do a step-wedge test for their x-ray machines. They’re forgetting medical emergency training and preparedness. Many people are just going through the motions. 

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The OIG’s Focus on Compliance [CIAs Part II]

When an organization is under a CIA, they have to maintain an error rate of less than 5% in their audits. Based on my experience, this is difficult to accomplish. I’ve been doing record audits for over 10 years and the average error rate is north of 15%. Why? Because auditing processes aren’t in place and people don’t go back and check for mistakes.

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How A Compliance Program Can Save Your Bacon

This episode is the beginning of a series about corporate integrity agreements. One of the important elements that is part of a corporate integrity agreement is implementing a compliance program. Why is it so important to have a compliance program? What should it consist of? How can a compliance program save your practice? Find out in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop!  Outline of This Episode [2:40] Corporate integrity agreements  [4:41] Compliance program guidelines [6:48] Why you want to implement a compliance program What is a corporate integrity agreement (CIA)? A corporate integrity agreement addresses a specific issue while...

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Preventing Infection Control Breaches - India Chance + Michelle Strange

What qualifies as an infection control breach? What is the easiest way to prevent them? In this episode of Talking with the Toothchop, India Chance and Michelle Strange return for a conversation about infection control breaches. We talk about what they are, why we can’t ignore them, and how we can do our part to prevent them.    Outline of This Episode [7:05] What is an infection control breach? [13:11] Have written protocols in place [15:56] The most common infection control breach [21:30] Why training + preparation is important  What is an infection control breach? A breach in infection control...

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