Category: Federal 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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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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Will Trump trump Obamacare?

Donald Trump, whether he is an ace in the hole or a fart in the wind we have to keep on keeping on. November’s presidential election was perhaps the surprise of the century. In the aftermath, everyone on both sides of the aisle have so many questions and are filled with all kinds of speculation. [..]

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Time to Update your Employee Posters

Sometimes government agencies update requirements pertaining to labor law posters. In July 2016, the feds made a couple changes that necessitate an update of your OSHA posters.This is the first change we’ve seen in nearly 3 years to the federal poster. As a result, it is time to update your posters. If you need a reputable [..]

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We Need to Talk: It’s About Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and How It Impacts Your Dental Practice

Does your practice receive reimbursements from Medicare? Medicaid? C.H.I.P.? How about Tricare? If so, you need to read how this new law Section 1557 will impact your practice! Regardless of how you feel about it one thing is certain – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is full of surprises! Let’s look at Section 1557. The [..]

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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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Outliers and Auditors

Few people enjoy having someone look over their shoulders and mind their business. Now, more than ever, ‘outsiders’ will be minding your business. Insurance carriers, like Medicaid organizations, are watching dental insurance claims to identify ‘outliers’ or those who stick out as compared to their peers in the number and type of claims submitted for [..]

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