Dental Board Complaints

Patients can file dental board complaints for reasons which are spurious or even sinister. How do you lessen the likelihood of such complaints? As Stuart Oberman explains in this episode of Dental Law Radio, there are some basic “know your patient” and patient experience practices you can implement to lessen the livelihood of these complaints, and if they are filed, mitigate their risk to your practice.

Informed Consent

Do you seek to avoid malpractice claims and board complaints in your dental practice? Who doesn’t, right? Informed consent is an essential ingredient of that goal. If you don’t know much about informed consent, or you wonder whether the informed consent form you’re using is adequate, then Stuart Oberman offers critical advice on this episode of Dental Law Radio which might save you thousands of dollars.

Employee Embezzlement

While industry statistics indicate about 40% of all dental practices are embezzled, Stuart Oberman believes the actual number is 60% or more, based on his work with clients and his conversations with other industry experts. So what are the most common employee embezzlement schemes, and how do you protect your practice?

Top 10 Human Resource Mistakes in Dental Practices

As a rule, Stuart Oberman observes, HR in the dental practices he works with is “non-existent,” and remediating those lapses and blunders can be quite costly. So what are the top ten mistakes he sees in his work, and how do those problems get fixed? Use this episode of Dental Law Radio to gauge some areas of improvement your practice may require. 

Dental Associate Contracts

What are some of the key provisions in effective dental associate contracts? What form of non-compete is permissible and defendable? If you’re fresh out of dental school or even a seasoned dentist working for a practice, what are some vital stipulations you should have in any contract to protect yourself in case you leave that practice? Stuart Oberman answers these questions and much more in this episode.

Tax Update: New Legislation Reduces Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) expected to be signed Monday, November 15th, 2021 by President Biden will retroactively end the Employer Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) effective September 30, 2021 (rather than through December 31, 2021), unless the employer is a recovery startup business. As a result of this retroactive termination of the ERTC, employers should review their payroll tax compliance (including tax deposits) to make sure that it conforms with these changes.
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HR Policies and Procedures for 2022

As 2021 comes to a close, employers should be reviewing their internal HR matters on an annual basis, including employee manuals (if they have one), as well as other internal policies and procedures. An employee manual is no longer an option, but an absolute necessity.

Deadline Approaching for $25.5 Billion in Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan Payments

The deadline to apply for Phase 4 funding under the Provider Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan is October 26, 2021. If these funds are properly utilized, they will not need to be repaid. The HHS administered funds are available to practices that experienced lost revenues and/or increased operating expenses between July 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, compared to the prior year.

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