The Value of Compliance
For some this is being available to help when something happens. For others, it is about systematically evaluating and re-evaluating operations to identify whether the organization is still on target or effecting changes where there are needed.
We get that it is difficult to realize the Return on Investment of money spent on compliance and risk management. We believe a substantial ROI exists and we hope our clients never realize the true ROI of their compliance efforts. Those who get it, get it. Those who don’t, don’t. We work with those who get it (and pray for the those who don’t).
compliance systems & consulting
Most new clients come to us because their compliance systems are not what they should be. For individual and small group dental practices it is easier to start over than to try to salvage what is in place.We base our compliance programs on the OIG Compliance Guidance, which specifies 7 Elements for compliance programs.
The feedback from record audits allows dentists and their staff to be proactive in correcting concerns that can have negative consequences including successful medical malpractice claims, state board findings against the dentist, monetary recoupments, payment holds, network exclusion, fraud referrals to government agencies, civil/criminal prosecution. Though we cannot make any guarantees we have, in many cases, successfully helped our clients resolve, even reverse each of these adverse actions.
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OFfice inspections and 1:1 Training
The only way to really know if your office meets standards is to look at what you are doing and how you are doing it. Sometimes you are too close to the situation to see potentials problems (opportunities) for what they are. Our team of experts have audited/inspected hundreds of dental offices for compliance with Rules, Regulations, Guidelines and Best Practices pertaining to State Dental Board; OSHA; Infection Control; Patient Privacy and Information Security (HIPAA); Radiation Safety; DEA Rules/ Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices; Medicaid; Sedation Safety/Medical Emergency Preparedness; and Business Promotion.