Category: Dental Regulations

What Medicaid Providers Need to Know about CIA’s and How They Can Affect Your Practice

I don’t know the backstory regarding MB2 Dental’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). Here is what I do know: ·      Corporate Integrity Agreements have become a favorite tool of the OIG. ·      You can gain valuable insights on how to protect your practice by reading CIAs (and other government enforcement actions). Every CIA includes requirements that the organization [..]

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Government Fines Increasing (and Why You Should Take Note)

In less than 7 minutes I will convince you to get rid of Medicaid, Get a Compliance Program or Surrender your Dental License. Will you accept my challenge? OSHA’s Fine Increase OSHA recently announced they are raising their maximum fines amounts. Effective August 1, 2016 maximum fines for serious violations will jump from $7,000 per [..]

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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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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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