HIPAA compliance: 5 important requirements August 24, 2016 -- Does your practice have an information technology managed service agreement? If so, does it cover your practice's HIPAA compliance? In the first of a two-part series, Jeff Broudy, CEO of a HIPAA compliance firm, discusses five HIPAA requirements that are not often covered by your agreement.
Blind Spots: Are you protected from a data catastrophe? August 24, 2016 -- You've heard the horror stories before: A backup system goes wrong, and a business loses most, if not all, of its customer data. But, as practice management consultant Jan Keller writes, what would happen if that were your practice? How confident are you that you can retrieve your patient data from yesterday, a week ago, or even a year ago should disaster strike?
ICD codes are coming: 5 ways to get prepared August 23, 2016 -- When it comes to submitting dental claims, it's easy to make simple mistakes. Coding experts Dr. Charles Blair and Glenda Hood share five tips for clean claims in part two of their series on diagnostic coding.
Dentistry needs to open wide August 23, 2016 -- In his first column for DrBicuspid.com, nutritional periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg wonders why some basic questions, such as why prescription medications are used for many oral diseases, aren't being asked and encourages dentists to open their minds to new research.
3 questions to ask before hiring an associate August 22, 2016 -- To you, it's clear that it's time to hire an associate. You can't keep up with your schedule, and you're constantly stressed out. But, as practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, ask yourself three questions first to make sure you really do need an associate.
Dos and don'ts for team leadership: Lead by example August 22, 2016 -- You probably have greater influence on how your staff members behave than you think. They watch you constantly, taking cues, reading your moods, and seeing how you interact with patients and team members. You're like a walking, talking instruction manual for your team. This gives you great power, but you can harness it only by understanding your impact, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
3 tips to increase implant case acceptance August 19, 2016 -- Even the best implant procedure can be a difficult experience for patients if they aren't educated and prepared. Dr. Judd F. Boehme has been there and offers three tips that can help you create a better experience for your patients and increase your practice's implant acceptance rate.
Dentist helps Olympic athletes go for gold August 18, 2016 -- When a U.S. Olympic archer who uses his mouth to hold his bow back fractured one of his front teeth and needed care so he could compete in Rio, a volunteer dentist from the Academy for Sports Dentistry stepped in to help.
4 ways to keep your patients engaged between visits August 18, 2016 -- Today, one of the most important things you can do is to stay in touch with your patients between their dental appointments. With the internet at your fingertips, you can drive patient engagement in multiple ways, from social media contests to email marketing. Bekkah Vidal of Wpromote offers ways you can keep your patients engaged.
20 ways to overdeliver to your patients August 17, 2016 -- A patient-centric practice means more than just saying you're going to go the extra mile for your patients -- it means actually putting this philosophy into practice, according to Scheduling Institute's Jay Geier. Here he offers 20 ideas to help your practice become more patient-centric.