The Lowdown on the 2021 Dental Compliance Bootcamp

In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, you get a glimpse into the “behind the scenes” of what recording an episode really looks like. From food pranks to our favorite Starbucks orders—every tangent that we usually edit out is on full display. Don’t miss a fun and quirky episode that also includes some important news about our Dental Compliance Bootcamp! Listening may even get you some FREE coffee!   Outline of This Episode [0:21] Food pranks: Starbucks + Subway [6:10] Check out ProEdge Dental at!  [12:12] Dental Compliance Bootcamp 2021 [20:00] Record-keeping + Compliance Programs + Cybersecurity [27:48]...

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Did you know there are specific rules from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) regarding giving things of value (i.e. gifts) to solicit potential customers? In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I talk about some of the specific rules on gifts and kickbacks. This is stuff that you need to be aware of so you don’t get hit with penalties and fines for breaking the law.  Outline of This Episode [3:34] The OIG Backpack Rule [11:26] Texas Administrative Code Rule 108.58 [15:25] The anti-kickback statute (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b) [20:34] Section 259.008 Dental Practice Act [23:03]...

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PMP Inquiries: Clearing up the Confusion

Are PMP inquiries required for sedation meds that are dispensed in the office? A listener read through the rules in January 2020 and spoke with a sedation officer and was advised that they did not need to do the PMP check if they were dispensing in the office. But the way the rule is worded makes it seem as though you

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The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Newsletter [Important Updates]

In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, I share some sobering news that recently happened in Kansas. I’ll also share some important updates that dentists need to be aware of that were highlighted in the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Newsletter. Stay up-to-date on the latest dentistry compliance issues—don’t miss it.  Outline of This Episode [0:21] 3-year-old boy dies during dental procedure [3:13] Get your dental unit waterlines tested through ProEdge! [4:30] Electronic Prescribing Waiver [6:03] Texas administrative code Rule 108.7 sub-section 16 [7:44] Tele-dentistry rule (HB2056) passed [12:50] Questions about Rule 108.7 sub-section 16 [14:33] Do dentists...

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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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