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Verbally Abuse Your Staff and You Could Be Sued by OSHA for Workplace Violence

In February 2013 OSHA posted a news release concerning a Florida small business and the business owner (Duane Thomas Marine Construction, LLC and Mr. Duane Thomas) for firing his employee after the employee expressed to him concerns that his behavior was threatening. Immediately following the termination the employee filed a complaint with OSHA, who investigated [..]

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Hydrocodone Combinations Reclassified as Schedule II

Due to widespread abuse of Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs) such as Lorcet, Lortab, Norco and Vicoprofen the DEA has been on a mission to reclassify all dosage concentrations as schedule II controlled substances. Currently (and prior to this change) straight hydrocodone and dose concentrations greater than 15 mg we already assigned to schedule II, which [..]

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A Tour of e-Prescribe Programs for Dentists

In recent years the federal government has pushed providers to go electronic with their patient records. Heck, they even developed the EHR incentive program to encourage (bribe) qualified providers to go electronic. The day is coming when this will be required for all healthcare providers. Fortunately, this date keeps being pushed back. I frequently hear [..]

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Now Is The Time For You to Have an Independent Dental Chart Audit

Sometimes we don’t want to do the things that are good for us. Dentist delay, thinking “I just don’t have the time,” or “it’s too expensive” or “I haven’t had a problem so far, why bother?” Why wait until a crisis occurs and you scramble to find the right attorney and resources to help you [..]

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Federal Government Made $100 Billion in Improper Payments in 2013

Guest Post by: Robert Saltaformaggio, Esq. of  Liles Parker, Attorneys & Counselors at Law According to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Federal Government made over $100 billion in improper payments in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.  What is troubling, however, is that this figure could be even higher.  And the largest sources for improper [..]

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There Are TWO Sides To The Dental Compliance Coin

I recently read an article by another compliance professional about the very idea compliance professionals spend too much time emphasizing our grasp of the obvious (you mess up…you pay big…you might go to prison) and we spend too little time communicating about the other (often intangible and even positive) benefits of compliance. Please forgive me [..]

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