Practice Management
12 charged for alleged practice scheme to defraud U.S. agencies
January 27, 2023 -- A dozen Pennsylvania dentists, practice owners, and employees were charged with numerous crimes for allegedly operating a scheme that attempted to defraud Medicaid, U.S. immigration authorities, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a justice department press release. Read More
Mass. dentist cops to embezzling $1.2M
January 27, 2023 -- A dentist and bookkeeper at a dental practice pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud for his role in embezzling $1.2 million from his employer and defrauding a U.S. relief fund, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. Read More
Dencap Dental Plans buys Golden State Dental
January 27, 2023 -- Michigan-based dental insurance plan provider Dencap Dental Plans purchased Golden State Dental for an undisclosed price. Read More
ADSO creates task force to tackle dental staff shortages
January 25, 2023 -- The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) has formed a new task force to address staffing shortages in dental offices. Read More
Debate to Better Dentistry: MLRs for dental plans
January 24, 2023 -- In this series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on medical loss ratios (MLRs) with Michael Adelberg and Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah. Read More
U.S. court rules dental therapists can receive Medicaid payments
January 23, 2023 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that dental health aide therapists in tribal communities in Washington can receive reimbursements from Medicaid, reversing a last-minute decision by the Trump administration. Read More
Do's and don'ts for shaping team behavior
January 23, 2023 -- To make a strong and memorable impression on team members of the attitude and actions you want them to display to each other and to patients, don't just tell them, show them, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
Patterson Dental, Aprio partner
January 20, 2023 -- Dental products company Patterson Dental has partnered with business advisory and certified public accountant firm Aprio. Read More
Ill. dentists seek dental insurance reform, more
January 19, 2023 -- On January 18, the Illinois State Dental Society set a robust 2023 legislative agenda that includes reforming dental insurance through the passage of a law like one that Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of in 2022. Read More
Majority of Americans favor adding dental services to Medicare
January 17, 2023 -- A majority of the U.S. population would welcome Medicare expanding its services, with most wanting vision and dental services added, according to a report published on January 10 by MedicarePlanTips.com. Read More
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