Rise in OSHA Inspections Nationwide, Causes Major Concern for Dentists! How Should YOU Prepare?
Over the past 60 days, there has been a 200% rise in OSHA Inspections nationwide!  It is the biggest rise in OSHA Inspections, when compared cumulatively, to the past 20 years!  Why the sudden jump?  What are OSHA Inspectors looking for in “dental offices”  as opposed to medical or general...  Read More
Reviewing M.A.R.S’ EPA Regulation Flowchart – Record-Keeping
Today, we will be reviewing the necessary Record-Keeping to ensure the compliance of your Dental Practice.Thank you for following our blog series on the EPA Regulation Flowchart, breaking down the information you need to keep your office in compliance. We are nearing the end of our series, so far...  Read More
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
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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