Category: Training

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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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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Ignoring Radiology Compliance Issues Won’t Make Them Go Away!

Wow…this has been an exhaustive radiology journey and we're entering the homestretch as we explore the final entries in "The 'Sweet 16' Of Radiology Violations." Discussing the most frequent issues I see during my visits to Dental offices in an earlier post ("Oops! Are You Exposed?"), I did not want to overlook these less-common, but [..]

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Oops! Are You Exposed?

 Now that we have unraveled the levels of oversight and exactly who has authority over the use of radiology and laser equipment within your Dental practice in our most recent post "Can Your Radiation Compliance Withstand The X-Ray Of Scrutiny?", it's time to go even deeper on this topic. Continuing down this radiation compliance path, let's [..]

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Put Your Heart Into Your CPR!

The March Madness frenzy has already begun…and hearts are breaking as quickly as brackets! But, you can definitely avoid a lot of heartbreak in your practice as we also celebrate American Red Cross Month, which gives us a great opportunity to visit your requirements and professional responsibilities when it comes to CPR.

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Affordable Care Act for Dentists (part 1)- Deadline

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed in to law March 23, 2010. Everyone is still sorting through the possible impacts and regulations that affect the Dental Office. Priority number 1: Send out the "New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and your Health Coverage" Notice   Deadline: October 1, 2013   You are required to [..]

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