Category: Articles

Breaking News – President Elect Trump Says New I-9 Form Will Help Make America Great Again

The headline is a horrible rumor, but the new I-9 form is FINALLY here. My dad always said, “better late then never”. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ I-9 employment eligibility verification form officially expired March 31, 2016, but no replacement was issued – until now. Employers must use the new form beginning January 22, [..]

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Dentist Faces 35 Years in Prison for Billing Errors You Have Probably Made this Week!

On August 11, 2015 the Hartford Currant published a news article that should terrify every dentist who participates with Medicaid. Whether you are a Medicaid provider or not sit down and read this! Dr. Thomas DeRienzo, owner of Plantsville Family Dentistry in Plantsville, Connecticut, “was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, second-degree [..]

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Do You Offer Dental Services in TX? SOS Requires DSO Registration

Do you provide consulting or management services to Dentists in Texas? Texas has upped the ante for Dental Service Organizations. In the last legislative session, Texas passed the new DSO rule SB519. What does that mean to you? Do you provide the any of the following”Business Support Services” to Dentists? Office space, furnishings and equipment, [..]

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In the World of Compliance Keeping Up with the Jones’s is a Bad Idea!

Check out Duane Tinker’s blog on The Dentists’ Network!    Here are some related Articles for your viewing pleasure: [su_posts id=”2371,2381,2317,2260,2230,2210,2087,1871,1868,1863″]   You need to understand your compliance strengths and weaknesses. You need to address your weaknesses. I invite you to complete a free self-audit at www.DentalCompliance.com. A former Law Enforcement Officer/ Dental Board investigator [..]

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Are your Clinical Records Good, Bad or Ugly?

I audit lots and lots of dental records. I like the challenges of auditing detailed records, as I have to pay close attention to identify potential documentation and billing issues. Unfortunately (and all too often) the records I have to audit are not detailed and result in a lot of red ink on my audit [..]

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