New Practice Owner's Crash Course on Compliance and Risk ManagementDate(s)
Subject: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations
Tuesday, October 4: 7:30–9 p.m. CDT
Fee: $125 (nonmembers); $75 (members); $37.50 (students)
Dentistry has faced a marked increase in government regulations in recent years. Dentists receive some exposure to compliance risks while working as associate dentists. However, things become real and overwhelming when dentists step into new roles as a practice owners. With this step into practice ownership comes complete responsibility for aspects new owners have never had to deal with. Suddenly, they are responsible for every aspect of running a business, including adequately addressing compliance risks. This course will identify risks and key compliance concepts and present ideas and strategies to help new practice owners develop and implement compliance systems they can manage to protect themselves, their patients and their employees.
- Identify compliance risks new practice owners need to address.
- Learn valuable lessons from other dentists’ mistakes.
- Identify key compliance systems to incorporate in private practices.
- Be familiar with resources that can help develop compliance programs.
Duane Tinker is a former law enforcement officer who investigated dentists for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. He walked away from his law enforcement career to become an ally for dentists who struggle with compliance risks. Since 2011, Tinker has worked with dentists, dental service organizations, and attorneys who represent dentists and corporate dentistry to develop and implement compliance programs, audit dental records, inspect dental offices, train dentists and their staff, and provide litigation support for dental cases involving insurance and Medicaid fraud allegations. Contact Tinker through his company’s website.