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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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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 RULES: NEW IN 2021 [PART II]

In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we’re sharing a few more important reminders and things to stay on top of in 2021. This includes evaluating X-ray equipment, quarterly water testing, new CE requirements, completing CPR courses, and handling your exclusions monitoring. Why is it so important to stay on top of these things? Find out in this episode! Outline of This Episode [2:27] X-ray equipment [6:26] Quarterly water testing [7:53] Human trafficking CE [9:51] CPR courses [12:04] Exclusions monitoring Do NOT neglect your X-ray equipment Texas has some of the most stringent enforcement in the country. X-ray rules...

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