Why a Dentist Was Fined $80,000 for Doing Nothing
Dentists have enough to worry about as it is with the ever-present fear of a malpractice lawsuit hanging over their heads. One wrong move, and they can say ‘goodbye’ to their dream of running a profitable practice.
The bad news is that, as three dental practices recently experienced, dentists now have to worry about what could happen if they DON’T take a certain action. That action? Releasing complete dental records to patients in a timely manner.
The even worse news is that most dentists couldn’t do this even if they wanted to, and they could still be fined for noncompliance.
In this episode of The Patient First Podcast, I summarize and quote the contents of a press release that details these three cases and explain why these practices were fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for something that was largely beyond their control.
This episode isn’t all doom and gloom, however. The system may be failing us dentists, but hope is on the horizon in the form of integrative and cost-effective platforms that facilitate the secure sharing of patient dental data.
I’m Dr. Bryan Laskin, author of The Patient First Manifesto, and a dentist who is passionately pursuing improved interoperability in dentistry to ensure patient rights and peace of mind for the dentists who serve them.
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