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Posted 1 day ago by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
Applying Risk Management to HR
When developing a risk management plan for your practice, there are a number of areas to focus on. This general list will get you started, but it is very important that you identify and evaluate the risks unique to your own practice. HR Activity ...Read More
Posted 10/5/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 67
Court orders dentist to pay $85K to employee fired for safety complaint
It began when a Massachusetts dentist changed his practice's procedure for disposing of contaminated needles. He told those in his Beverly-based office to first remove the protective caps before dropping them into sharps disposal containers, allegedly to fill the containers with more used needles...Read More
Posted 9/27/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
OSHA increases fines by 78%
In the passage of last year’s Federal budget, a provision was included allowing OSHA to increase fines by approximately 78%, effective August 1, 2016. This dramatic increase in fines was described as a "catch-up" based upon the inflation rate from 1990, when they were last raised, to the present....Read More
Posted 9/22/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 12
September is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month -  Back in March, The CDC released the new Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. This is a must-read for every practice owner and clinician in the dental industry. Many of you might take...Read More
Posted 9/13/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 12
How Much Can OSHA Cost You?
OSHA recently fined a dental practice for failing to protect employees from the risks of bloodborne pathogens. In all, OSHA issued 11 serious violations and four other-than-serious violations after conducting inspections at the practice’s two Illinois offices. A worker at one of the...Read More
Posted 9/12/2017 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Get Ready--Cuz Here They Come: OSHA Inspectors Hot on New CDC Infection Control Guidelines for Dental Office Setting
IF SALIVA WERE RED VIDEO (click below to play) You've been in dentistry a long time, right? Undoubtedly you know what is considered "Right & Wrong" when it comes to Sterilization & Disinfection, correct? Don't be too sure... We've all sat through that Infection Control Class in...Read More
Posted 8/23/2017 by Smart Training in OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Made Easy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 28
Remember: Testing your office autoclave isn’t optional.
Is your office spore testing at least once per week? Untested autoclaves can lead to sick patients. They can also leave a practice owner open to stiff fines, lawsuits … even suspension of their license. The Challenge of Compliance In Texas, State Board Rule 108.24 states that...Read More
Posted 8/14/2017 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 63
Top 5 OSHA Requirements Inspectors Look for in the Dental Office...
Do you consider your ? If so, congrats! But if you have some doubts, here are some tips that may help you out: 1.   Is your OSHA Manual up to date? An OSHA Manual is a required document to have up-to-date and customized specifically to your dental office location. If your OSHA Manual...Read More
Protect Your Staff- Make them Wear Utility Gloves
by: Holly Garchek, OSHA & Infection Control Specialist Each year there are approximately 384,000 . That amounts to about 1,000 injuries per day at an average cost of about $3042 per victim. $1 Billion is spent annually on lab fees, testing, counseling, and post exposure follow ups from...Read More
FREE Dental Compliance Webinar
Want to learn how to hire better? Join us for our June webinar with guest speaker Stacey Bell, human resources specialist! She will be sharing "Ten Tips for Terrific Hiring." Stacey will address some of the most painful parts of recruiting and hiring and will give you some great information to help...Read More
Posted 3/20/2017 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 167
HIPAA Audits:  BRING IT! Successful Actions Every Dental Office Needs to Take  To Be in Control of their HIPAA Compliance
With the new wave of , (that began in November 2016 and are still running strong in 2017), most dental offices don’t know where to start to streamline their efforts. Turning the other cheek to this big, bold requirement won’t make it go away. And burying your head-in-the-sand will only...Read More
Posted 5/12/2016 by OpenADentalOffice in How To Open A Dental Office   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 182
Hear the New Compliance Trends – OSHA & HIPAA expert advice for private practice owners
Hear the New Compliance Trends – OSHA & HIPAA expe What parts of OSHA and HIPAA actually matter to private practice owners? There are key portions of compliance you must be aware of in today’s...Read More
Posted 1/25/2016 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 108
Responding to OSHA Requests
Initial informal phone calls are becoming more and more frequent from OSHA. First and foremost, you must have a plan in place, if you ever receive such a call from OSHA. Letters from OSHA Typically, when OSHA receives a non-formal complaint, its first investigative step isusuallyto send a...Read More
Posted 10/5/2015 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 130
Tips for Cyber Security in Your Dental Practice
With the risk of a cyber-security breach increasing on a daily basis, below are some tips that will help a dental practice owner maintain the security that they need in order to protect patient information. Use Strong Passwords and Change Them Regularly Selecting Passwords Choose a...Read More
Posted 10/5/2015 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 170
Must Have Items for Every Practice
In the last few months, we have received substantially similar questions regarding "MUST HAVE" practice items in order to avoid the violation of state or federal law. In addition, we have addressed many of the same questions regarding employee non-disclosure agreements, protection of patient...Read More
Posted 9/18/2015 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 73
Staying Clear of Whistleblower Protection Problems in Your Practice
OSHA is becoming very active in the day to day operations of a dental practice, especially in the enforcement of employees' rights. An area that is surfacing in dental practices is OSHA's enforcement of the whistleblower statute. It may not be well-known, but OSHA oversees whistleblower protection...Read More
Posted 9/1/2015 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 366
Practice Management & Compliance with Rick Garofolo : Howard Speaks Podcast #132
You've got to learn how to see patients in two or three different rooms. You have to see more patients. It's the only way you're going to maintain profitability. Stream Audio here: AUDIO - Rick Garofolo - HSP #132 ...Read More
Posted 5/18/2015 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 109
Withholding Pay after Termination of Employees
Many dentists do more than practice dentistry: they own, run, and manage a business. Unfortunately, employee termination is often a necessary part of running a successful practice. Many dentists inquire as to whether it is permissible to withhold a former employee's pay when a former employee has...Read More
Posted 2/18/2015 by Howard Goldstein in Dentaltown Learning Online   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 228
Dentaltown Learning Online "The New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard" by Leslie Canham
Dentaltown Learning Online is proud to present OSHA expert Leslie Canham CDA, RDA and hernew CE course..."The New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard" This course satisfies the new requirements mandated for your staff. This course can be found here... The OSHA Hazard...Read More
Posted 12/15/2014 by Jill Kring Carter aka Practice Prudence™ in Practice Prudence ™   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 211
HIPAA, OSHA, Compliance Officer - Because we can never address these things enough
The stress induced by uttering these words in a practice is truly palpable. The offers members The HIPAA Privacy and Security Manual with CD-ROM and three years of updates (revised to include changes prescribed by the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule). **** For HIPAA Compliant eMail, consider Read More
Posted 12/3/2014 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 119
Practice Data Security Policy and Standards
Every employee needs to understand his or her obligation in order to protect patient data. Employees also need clear expectations about behavior when it comes to their interaction with sensitive patient data. For that to happen, every practice should have a data security policy. The policy should...Read More
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