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Walking Through a Corporate Integrity Agreement [CIAS Part III]

In the first episode of this series, we talked about what a corporate integrity agreement is. In the second episode, we covered focusing on compliance. In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we are going to walk through an actual corporate integrity agreement. If you’re caught in the OIG’s crosshairs, this is just one example of what you might expect.  NOTE: These are NOT confidential and are public documents on the OIG website. Outline of This Episode [2:15] A pediatric corporate integrity agreement [9:27] Reach out to us for support [12:02] Compliance Bootcamp 2021 A pediatric corporate integrity agreement...

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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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Dental Compliance Reminders [Social Media, X-Rays, and Beyond]

OSHA is stepping it up

On March 12th, 2021 OSHA sent out a news release that said they launched a program to protect workers with safety concerns. OSHA is stepping up its enforcement efforts and protecting workers’ rights to a safe work environment. 


It’s time to take this stuff seriously and step up your game. Don’t look for loopholes—get this stuff done. We are seeing a shift under the new administration to enforce these things. If you get busted, it will be considered a serious violation. If you’re willfully negligent, it could be up to a $150,000 fine for a single violation. They are out for blood. 

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The Compliance Guru of New England - Dr. Lisa Kane

Dr. Lisa Kane is to New England what I am to Texas. She is THE compliance guru. She practiced dentistry for 20 years before switching to consulting. After years of dealing with migraines from leaning over patients, she made the move—which she’s done for the last four years. She’s always loved the business side of dentistry and it was the perfect fit. Hear all about what she does in this episode of Talking With The Toothcop! Outline of This Episode [0:21] Dr. Lisa Kane joins the Toothcop [3:50] Compliance, education, PHI, & civil rights [7:58] What people misunderstand about consultants...

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