Taking the 'Groundhog Day' out of provider credentialing
May 27, 2016 -- In the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray's character, Phil, finds himself living the same day over. However, unlike Phil, who found a way to change his life, the repetition of filling out credentialing forms for a payor's network never seems to change. Skygen USA's Mike Lessila proposes a single solution for the issue.
Will expansion swamp California's Denti-Cal program?
May 26, 2016 -- What will happen when about 175,000 additional children become eligible to enroll in California's troubled dental Medicaid program, Denti-Cal? The first of a two-part series explores the origins of this enrollment expansion and a California oral health stakeholder's hopes and concerns for the evolving program.
DSO buys 5 Ala. practices
May 26, 2016 -- Dental support organization (DSO) Marquee Dental Partners has continued its growth by acquiring more dental practices in Alabama.
5 tips to create a successful family-run practice
May 25, 2016 -- If you own a family-run dental practice, you know how challenging it can be. It's not uncommon for emotions and family dynamics to take over, writes practice management consultant Sally McKenzie. No matter how much you love your family, this complex business arrangement can turn into a nightmare if you don't handle it right from the beginning.
4 ways to respond to negative reviews
May 25, 2016 -- In the dental world, a negative review can often seem like a death sentence. While many fear the mere thought of a negative review, Bekkah Vidal of Wpromote wants you to know that, contrary to popular belief, a negative review isn't the end of the world for your practice.
MetLife launches new dental coverage plan
May 25, 2016 -- MetLife has launched a new program that provides dental coverage to those ineligible for employer-sponsored plans.
Sheri's Solutions: Choice
May 24, 2016 -- It's a call from a patient you dread: "My insurance company is telling me to go to another practice." In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger relates one of those calls at 8 a.m. and spells out the options for a private practice.
Proper aesthetics helps clean out the competition
May 24, 2016 -- Besides delivering excellent care, dentists have to find a way to differentiate their practice from the one down the street. This is where office design enters the picture. But concerns such as instrument sterilization flow and the need to house a multispecialty practice also should be considered before making any purchases, writes Adrian LaTrace, CEO of Boyd Industries.
Dos and don'ts for case presentation: Turn 'maybe' into 'yes'
May 23, 2016 -- Many initial case presentations now end with a soft "no" or a definite "maybe" from patients. This has more to do with money than anything else. Your success depends on getting to "yes" as often as possible, so realize that a single consult may be just the beginning of the presentation process, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
6 tips to make your practice HIPAA-compliant
May 19, 2016 -- HIPAA privacy expert Amy Wood returns to DrBicuspid.com with six tips to help your practice become HIPAA-compliant. These steps may take some time, but keeping your practice from an investigation or security breach may be time -- and money -- well spent.
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