Maintaining compliance is becoming more and more critical as private practices continue to grow and diversify, and there are three key ideas to implement. First, one should designate particular employees or associates to deal with different areas of compliance, such as HIPAA or labor laws. Second, one should use the latest digital resources and software, such as AutoSDS and DDS Rescue, to better assist compliance officers. Third, one should pay attention to an often neglected but still important area of patient compliance.
- There is a variety of compliance software programs that can assist your compliance officer.
- No matter how much software and other compliance tools may cost, they can prevent the dental practice from being liable for noncompliance.
- Be sure that the patient really understand the treatment they are about to receive and can therefore give their consent.
“In a smaller practice, for OSHA and HIPAA, the same person can be assigned to the compliance role.”