Know that if it's not in your clinical record, you didn't see it, you didn't say it, you didn't do it, it didn't need to be done, and it doesn't exist….from the legal perspective. To be prepared for any challenge the whole dental team must be careful, concise, complete, and diligent, not just the doctor because, the whole team is potentially at risk. Learning and implementing this no non-sense team approach to record keeping could mean the difference between success and failure in the event of an action or challenge to your practice and will result in maximum legitimate reimbursement.
- To understand that what you don’t know can hurt you and that ignorance is no excuse
- To learn to assimilate and maintain records that can both protect and defend
Dr. Shelburne: After being found guilty of healthcare fraud, racketeering, and money laundering….learning the hard way that ignorance is no excuse, Dr. Shelburne has become a nationally known speaker/writer/consultant and an American Dental Association Subject Matter Expert. His focus is on proper documentation, maximizing legitimate reimbursement, reducing risk, lowering stress for dental practices and most importantly….keeping other healthcare professionals out of jail.
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