Tooth Cop- Protecting and Serving Dental Professionals
Tooth Cop- Protecting and Serving Dental Professionals
The Tooth Cop- AKA Duane Tinker, former investigator for the State Dental Board shares stories and tips for dentists interested in protecting their practices from regulatory problems.
Duane ' Tink' Tinker

I HATE Compliance - Resistance is Futile!

9/12/2016 9:40:41 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 125
Really. I hate the word "Compliance." It kind of makes me feel like I am giving up a part of myself. It makes me feel like Captain Picard staring out his ship's screen looking at this overwhelming monster-The Borg, demanding submission. Maybe I am just a nerd like that? Does compliance irk you too?
 
WARNING: The Following content is very NERDY....BUT very Good! 
 
                      
"We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile."
 

I have had calls with plenty of Dentists who feel frustrated, terrified and downright angry that they have to jump through so many hoops just to stay in business. They are right...There 10-15 state and federal agencies over the Dental Practice, depending on where and what you practice. It can be overwhelming and life-draining. The fines keep increasing and enforcement keeps growing. You see like the Borg, the government has to "feed" to sustain itself.

Now that you are thoroughly irked, let me give you a little relief. Living in fear and frustration is no way to go. It is no kind of life, and certainly doesn't improve your situation.

I found that there is relief. There is a way to WIN the game. And the WIN is simple. I didn't say easy....I said simple. Captain Picard had to struggle to defeat the Borg. Do you want to know the SIMPLE answer to your compliance Pain? 

Here it is: Change the way you are thinking. Captain Picard was able to escape the Borg, by changing his thinking. You can escape the Borg of Compliance by changing your thinking too.

Dr. Wayne Dyer said, "When you change THE WAY you look at things, THE THINGS you look at CHANGE."  Scientists call it the "Observer Effect." When you clear the emotions of fear and anger out, the way becomes clear and path simple.

Compliance becomes part of a game you have a chance to win. If you don't play the game by the rules, eventually you will be caught, and if you think you are frustrated and angry now, well....just imagine the day the Feds rain down on you with a HIPAA fine of $1.5 million. Or the Insurance Company sends you a recoupment letter for $185,000. Or Medicaid puts you on a payment hold attached to a recoupment letter for $2.4 million. (These are all true examples we have seen in the last 2 years).

So, change you thinking and figure out a way to win at their own game. Get your house in order and put in new policies and procedures. Being angry and resistant will only hurt you and your family. Change the way you are thinking and you gain control again. You become a stronger business person and your practice becomes better protected. You then have shields that are strong enough to pull you out of the powerful draw of the Borg.

Take 30 minutes and talk to me about your Borg and I will try to show you the path of least resistance! I love talking with Dentists and their staff!

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