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GPS Managing Regulatory


You already know that dental practices are subject to numerous regulations from multiple agencies at the federal, state and local levels. While they may seem onerous and never-ending, it’s important to keep in mind that regulations exist to ensure the safety of a broad community of stakeholders including your patients, the members of your team, you, and even the world around us.

Managing the Regulatory Environment

  • The Privacy Rule

    The HIPAA Privacy Rule is a critical part of OCR’s efforts to protect people’s rights regarding the use, access to and disclosure of their protected health information (PHI).

  • Coding for Language Assistance Services

    Various federal laws prohibit health care providers who are covered entities from billing patients for costs associated with translation services.

  • Dental Unit Water Lines

    While infections caused by contaminated water lines are rare, especially among healthy individuals, other people, such as the elderly and patients with compromised immune systems, may be more susceptible to infection.

  • Managing the Regulatory Environment

    Adherence to current regulations and guidelines is one of the most challenging aspects of running a dental practice, especially since it requires dealing with so many different agencies. Being knowledgeable about current regulations and working towards compliance are critical steps for practices to achieve both a safe dental office and peace of mind.

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