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Podcast — HIPAA

Enforcement Activity Is Up! Do You Have A Legit Paper Trail?

During the 4th Quarter of 2021 we saw a lot of enforcement activity, from the agencies that are announcing their fraud enforcement efforts to insurance companies that are initiating audits, etc. So whatever you’re involved with (Medicare, Medicaid, Indian Health Services, etc.), be sure you have an audit process in place that includes good records on the steps you’ve taken. You need to be able to prove your compliance should an audit or investigation comes your way. Narcotics charges against a Michigan Dentist, and lesson for all of us A Michigan Dentist was busted recently on narcotics charges, and it’s...

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The Toothcop’s Quick Tips for Emergency Preparedness

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we share some quick tips your practice can follow to be prepared—for whatever may come. We also share a few ways you can take advantage of “Slowtember” and prep for the year to come.  Outline of This Episode [0:22] Quick tips for emergency preparedness [6:00] Take advantage of Slowtember [11:57] Check out Compliance Bootcamp [12:45] Shoutout to some podcast listeners! Quick tips for emergency preparedness What are some easy things you can do to prepare your practice for emergencies?  Check that emergency...

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HIPAA: The Treatment, Payment, and Healthcare Operations (TPO) Exception

A lot of people get the Treatment, Payment, and Healthcare Operations (TPO) Exception wrong. So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I dissect what it is. We also talk about what to do if you need patient authorization and the importance of informed consent for treatment. Don’t miss it!  Outline of This Episode [0:21] Coffee + Rom-Coms [4:07] Learn more about ProEdge Dental! [5:24] The treatment exception [10:00] The payment exception  [11:01] The operations exception  [12:14] If you NEED authorization [13:25] Informed consent for treatment [17:49] Learn more about protectit dental! The treatment exception You can...

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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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Compliance Training Doesn’t HAVE to Be Boring

Who says compliance training can’t be fun—or funny? In this fun episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we take a short break from our scheduled programming to hopefully share some laughs. Plus, we drop some important news about upcoming events. Don’t miss it!

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