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#16 • Fraud Prevention and your Practice Management Software
"Welcome, I hope that the tips and advice provided here are a benefit to you and your practice. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me for assistance"- Bill Hiltz  This post outlines a few of the things that you should do to protect your practice.Let’s start with the basics.First, you...  Read More
Prepare for A Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit
                        When preparing for a Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit, business owners should:                                    • Gather, organize, and review payroll records before the auditor arrives (An auditor may inspect employer payroll records for the past two years, reviewing...  Read More
What is a Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audit?
The U. S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division ensures that employers comply with the Fair Labor and Standards Act. The Fair Labor and Standards Act states that all non- exempt employees should receive at least minimum wage compensation for all hours worked and overtime pay at a time and a...  Read More
The Department of Labor Audit - Documentation Requirements
When the Department of Labor comes knocking on the door, a business only has a certain time frame within which to turn over the requested documentation. Be aware of the types of documentation that the Department of Labor may require so that your business does not scramble to find the requested...  Read More
#TIPS to help you manage fraud, embezzlement, waste and abuse in your dental practice.
#TIPS intended to help you manage fraud, embezzlement, waste, abuse; and help keep your practice safe. Visit online:   Read More
Conversation with a dentist - the  checkbook
This excerpt was taken from a client “assessment” interview I conducted about 5 years ago.This dentist suspected his office manager was stealing. His suspicions were correct, he just did not know it yet. In this part of the assessment interview, I’m asking him about check writing...  Read More
The 72 Hour Bombshell
In this exciting excerpt from the 2017 Hinman, Stuart J. Oberman, Esq. of Oberman Law Firm discusses the importance of understanding the 72 Hour Rule, or as he call it, the 72 Hour "Bombshell." 72 Hour Bombshell   Read More
HR Audit Checklist - Discrimination and Harassment (A Messy Matter)
This section outlines some of the most important items on your HR audit checklist. Even the appearance of discrimination can cause a large mess for a practice. By staying on top of your HR policy and procedures, you can ensure that your practice is in compliance with state and federal law.Items to...  Read More
HR Audit Checklist - Communications
Vital to the daily operations of a practice, no matter the size, is a clear communications policy that allows employees to access concise information regarding their rights and responsibilities both under practice policy and the law.Documents to Review: Employee Handbook Employee handbook...  Read More
HR Audit Checklist - The Hiring Process
You can begin your audit with a deep look into your practice's hiring process. After all, this is the first interaction that employees will have with your practice, and when it runs smoothly, it sets the foundation for the rest of their time there. You also need to make sure that you are not using...  Read More
Legal Compliance/HR Best Practices Audit Series: Part 2
It is important that every practice owner conducts a best practices audit to ensure their practice is in compliance with state and federal law.Usual areas of inquiry in a compliance/best practices audit include the following: Involuntary Reductions in Force Insurance (i.e., EPLI) ...  Read More
Legal Compliance/HR Best Practices Audit Series: Part 1
It is important that every practice owner conducts a best practices audit to ensure their practice is in compliance with state and federal law.Usual areas of inquiry in a compliance/best practices audit include the following: Personnel Policies Personnel Procedures Employee Handbooks ...  Read More
Aggressive Write-Offs: Are They Worth The Risk?
Most business owners are aware of the usual business deductions for their industry. For dental practices, that's equipment purchases, scrubs, supplies (both dental and office), payroll, rent, utilities, etc. You know your practice, you know what you spend money on to support that practice, and...  Read More
ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?
HIPAA just got a little bolder! This week I had an opportunity to attend a special legal update webinar about the new PHASE I & PHASE II HIPAA AUDITS that all healthcare offices are subject to --throughout the USA.As a HIPAA Trainer & Coach I have to attend HIPAA updates constantly. While...  Read More
Dental Offices May be Targeted for HIPAA Audits
A little over a year ago, the former Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Leon Rodriquez, referred to covered entities that did not realize they have business associates relationships in place. He went on to say that some business associates did not know that they were actually business...  Read More
HIPAA Investigations:  You Never Know
The Office of Civil Rights at HHS will initiate an investigation into HIPAA violations due to disgruntled employees, patient complaints, theft or loss of records, security breaches, and improper disclosures. Private practices are the most common covered entities required to take corrective action...  Read More
HIPAA Investigations:  You Never Know
The Office of Civil Rights at HHS will initiate an investigation into HIPAA violations due to disgruntled employees, patient complaints, theft or loss of records, security breaches, and improper disclosures. Private practices are the most common covered entities required to take corrective action...  Read More
Dental Systems Audit- What's behind the curtain?
We have a new man in the house. Well…not exactly a man, he is an orange, energy packed, paw pounding, flash of fur, male kitten that has the amazing ability to run from one side of the house to the other in a matter of seconds. He weighs mere ounces, but runs so hard with full out...  Read More

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