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Posted 5/18/2018 by MARSBIOMED in Understanding Amalgam Separator Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
The M.A.R.S Difference: Amalgam Separator Maintenance Part 2
Today’s blog is a continuation of our  on illustrating amalgam separator maintenance the importance of knowing the advantages, disadvantages, maintenance, inspections and failure points of each amalgam separator. Today we will be just focusing on one of the worse infractions committed by a...  Read More
Posted 3/19/2018 by OSHA HIPAA Coach in ARE YOU HIP TO THE NEW INVASIVE HIPAA AUDITS of 2016?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 40
PSSST!!  The OSHA Inpector is here...
If you are a Tennessee Dental Professional listen up!  There is a new buzz in town and it may be headed your way.  It’s “a sting” of sorts---but you can get fully prepared:Launched in October 2017, .  The campaign will subject all Tennessee Licensed Dentists to a random and detailed OSHA...  Read More
Posted 11/7/2017 by MARSBIOMED in Understanding Amalgam Separator Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 19
“Why,” “Who,” “When,” “What” and “How”; Questions about the EPA Amalgam Separator Regulation: “How” to Guarantee Compliance Part 2
Thank you for following the M.A.R.S Blog Series on the “Why,” “Who,” “When ” “What” and “How;” Questions that Dental Practices Should Ask About the EPA Amalgam Separator Regulation. It is M.A.R.S' goal to provide Dental Professionals with the right information they need to ensure compliance. Our...  Read More
Posted 10/18/2017 by MARSBIOMED in Understanding Amalgam Separator Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 22
“Why,” “Who,” “When,” “What” and “How” ”; Questions about the EPA Amalgam Separator Regulation: “Who” will be Regulating and Implementing the Amalgam Separator Regulation
Thank you for following the M.A.R.S Blog Series on the “Why,” “Who,” “When ” “What” and “How;” Questions that Dental Practices Should Ask About the EPA Amalgam Separator Regulation. It is M.A.R.S' goal to provide Dental Professionals with...  Read More
4 Quick HIPAA Tips to Jumpstart Your Compliance Program
It would take days to list everything that you must do to be totally HIPAA compliant. But, with these 4 quick tips, you can definitely get your practice off to a great start in moving towards HIPAA Compliance.First, you must  establish written policies and procedures so that you and your staff can...  Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by MARSBIOMED in Understanding Amalgam Separator Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 58
The Most Accurate Understanding of the EPA Amalgam Separator Regulation
Today we will be highlighting 3 Vlogs from M.A.R.S Bio-Med. These three blogs will assist any Dental Practice in understanding why they need an amalgam separator, what is expected by the EPA and Water Treatment Plants and the easiest way to become compliant. M.A.R.S Bio-Med is proud of our ever...  Read More
Hiring & Recruiting for Dentists
Getting ready to hire again? Check out our really interesting Recruiting and Hiring infographic packed with fun hiring stats.Want to know how using a professional recruiter will save you timeand money in the long run? Call us to set up a no-cost no-obligationrecruiting consultation today. Plus we...  Read More
Posted 7/5/2017 by dentalattorney in The Overlooked Basics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 45
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
What Medicaid Providers Need to Know about CIA's and how They Can Affect Your Practice
As a follow-up to my last email, I need to clarify some information…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...  Read More
I HATE Compliance - Resistance is Futile!
Really. I hate the word "Compliance."It kind of makes me feel like I am giving up a part of myself. It makesme feel like Captain Picard staring out his ship's screen looking atthis overwhelming monster-The Borg, demanding submission. Maybe I amjust a nerd like that? Does compliance irk you...  Read More
Posted 9/8/2016 by BluebackJay in Dental Accounting   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2107
Cloud-based Software & HIPAA Compliance
As much as our office enjoys using technology for its ease and efficiency, we're aware that not all technology is HIPAA compliant. We've found QuickBooks Online to be the most effective accounting software for dental practices, and Intuit (the makers of QuickBooks) confirms that their cloud-based...  Read More
We Need To Talk About Section 1557
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...  Read More
Posted 9/1/2015 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 480
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 Watch Video here: ...  Read More
Posted 3/1/2015 by Compliance Badger in COMPLIANCE   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 156
REQUIRED OF MEDICAID PROVIDERS
The Office of Inspector General requires all Medicaid providers to search for all dentists and employees in the OIG Exclusions Database. The database is easy to use. A common miss for many dental practices is there is no record or proof that dentists and employees were screened. Make a simple...  Read More
Posted 3/1/2015 by Compliance Badger in COMPLIANCE   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1460
AVOID PATIENT ABANDONMENT
Dr. Knoitall had been practicing for 20+ years. In that amount of time he’d had plenty of patients come through his practice. Most of them great patients but there were a few bad eggs in the basket. I’m sure most of you know exactly what type of patients those are! Year after year he...  Read More
Posted 2/19/2015 by Matt Vaadi in HR for the Modern Dentist   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 204
3 Compliance Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Dental Practice
Have you ever heard of another dentist making a compliance mistake that you regularly make and started to panic a little? This seems to be when our phone rings; after someone is penalized or after they finally realize some of the errors they are making.Maintaining compliance as an employer is a...  Read More
Posted 12/15/2014 by Jill Kring Carter aka Practice Prudence™ in Practice Prudence ™   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 223
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 9/30/2014 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 293
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
Posted 8/25/2014 by Dandmi in Dental IT - HIPAA Complaint Solutions   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 599
Dental IT and the benefits of specialization
While a good tech can get your system optimized and secure, it is important to note that dental-specific IT calls formuch more than just a hardware and software tech – it requires a company which employs adedicated HIPAA security officer in addition to a team of technicians familiar in...  Read More
Posted 5/18/2014 by Colington Consulting in Help with HIPAA Compliance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3072
5 Critical Areas of a HIPAA Risk Management Plan
As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) looks to ramp up HIPAA compliance reviews this fall, there is still sufficient time for small healthcare providers to review, update, and even start their HIPAA compliance documentation.As I have previously...  Read More
Posted 1/30/2014 by Bill Hockett in Right Click Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5091
 The Passing of an Old Friend,  Windows XP (10/25/2001 – 4/8/2014)
On a nondescript October morning in 2001 Microsoft brought into the world the latest addition to its Windows family of operating systems, Windows XP. It became the beloved companion of millions of computers over the years. A web analytics firm, Net Applications, estimates that it is still being run...  Read More
The Toothcop Weighs In On the Tulsa Dentist Story- A Must Read for Every Dentist!
I waited to write about this story for a long time. I didn't want to jump on the hype band wagon. Every dental blogger out there is writing about this story. Then I realized, I have a different take. This is the real story that needs to be told. This is long, so print it out and read it at your...  Read More

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