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How the No Surprises Act Impacts Dentists - Laura Diamond

Have you heard of the federally implemented “No Surprises Act?” Were you aware that it applies to dentists? The No Surprises Act protects uninsured and self-pay patients from receiving surprise medical bills. So what does that mean for your practice? Find out in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop!  Outline of This Episode [1:23] The Federal No Surprises Act  [3:35] What you have to do [7:03] When did this become effective?  [8:04] Why does any of this matter? [9:52] Where this falls in order of operations [11:00] Q&A session with Laura  [17:49] How to connect with Laura [19:46] Important...

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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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An Important Announcement from the Toothcop

I started the Talking with the Toothcop podcast in December 2017. Andrea has been with me since early 2019. We love doing this podcast together. Sadly, it’s time for us to hit the pause button. We will be back—I promise! But we have a lot on our plates right now and it makes sense to pull back temporarily. If this podcast has been rewarding and educational for you professionally, take some time and go back to listen to our episode archive!  Outline of This Episode [0:22] What’s happening in our lives! [4:18] Check out ProEdge Dental [7:01] Sharing some bittersweet...

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Instrument Processing: The Proper Cleaning Process

I work with dental offices and do a lot of dental inspections/consults. I help people identify what they need to do differently. We talk through OSHA, HIPAA, infection control, radiology, medications, state board compliance, etc. But I get really excited about infection control and sterilization. That’s my stage—my moment to shine. In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we’re going to talk about instrument processing and cleaning procedures. Find out what you could be doing wrong and what to do instead! Outline of This Episode [0:49] Time to redo the 75 Hard Challenge! [6:00] Check out ProEdge Dental at...

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Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

It’s September! And it’s officially Dental Infection Control Awareness Month! We get you’re probably sick and tired of hearing about COVID and infection control. So guess what? Andrea and I will cover infection control without mentioning COVID, other than right now...We’ll cover getting a point-person in place and written policies and procedures. Check it out!  Outline of This Episode [0:20] Dental Infection Control Awareness Month! [1:20] Check out ProEdge Dental at https://proedgedental.com/toothcop!  [3:02] Every office needs a point-person [6:17] Make sure you have written infection-control protocols [10:31] Learn more about protectIt dental at https://dentalcompliance.com/drugkit  Every office needs a point-person This...

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