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Preparing for flu season (and a potential 2nd wave) in your practice
September 2, 2020 -- With flu season on the horizon and the threat of COVID-19 still looming large, Laurie Owens offers advice on how dental practices can prepare for all scenarios. She also includes advice on medical reimbursement that can help dental practices provide assistance in a more cost-effective way.  Discuss
5 tips to help boost your dental business
August 13, 2020 -- Being married to a dentist for the past 30 years, Christine Taxin has had plenty of insight into to the good and bad of running a dental business. In this article, she asks some hard questions and provides some tips on how to improve your dental practice's bottom line.  Discuss
Podcast: Periodontal classifications and their role in documentation and claims
May 21, 2020 -- Staging is part of the periodontal guidelines to be used in your patient's clinical diagnosis. This should be present in your notes. But what if you're unclear on how to record it, much less discuss it with patients? Teresa Duncan and Rachel Wall, RDH, help answer your questions in this podcast.  Discuss
Dominion National to cover teledentistry benefits
March 27, 2020 -- Dental insurer and benefits administrator Dominion National is covering benefits for teledentistry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Extra dental care charge for boy with autism angers parent
March 16, 2020 -- A family in Illinois was shocked when it was hit with a $75 behavior management fee for the dental care of its 10-year-old son who has autism. The fee, which is not covered by the family's insurance, has left the boy's dad irate and refusing to pay it, according to news reports.  Discuss
Proper clinical notes are necessary for dental claims payment
February 20, 2020 -- Clinical notes have always been a standard for creating narratives that get claims paid because they support the necessity for the services rendered. "If it isn't written, it didn't happen" still rules the courts when it comes to proper documentation of care, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss
Understanding the 3 most important terms in dental claims filing
February 4, 2020 -- No one wants to receive a returned claim in which the services provided were "disallowed" by the insurance company. It is vitally important to understand the claim language to understand the steps to follow to appeal the payment decision, notes Dr. James Anderson. He explains what you need to know to correctly file an insurance claim.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: Locating the correct AR number
January 15, 2020 -- This is the first in a new, yearlong series that is designed to help dentists and team members understand their practice management software better. Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of Novonee.com, offers helpful information on locating the correct accounts receivable number.  Discuss
Podcast: What 2020's code changes mean for your practice
January 13, 2020 -- The start of a new year not only meant a change in the calendar but also plenty of changes when it comes to the billing codes used every day in dental practices. In this podcast, Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management discusses some of the most important dental code changes that you and your team members need to know.  Discuss
Podcast: What changes are coming in dental insurance in 2020?
November 6, 2019 -- With the dawning of a new year and a new decade, dental practices will be seeing changes with dental insurance and their codes. In our latest podcast, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan offers a sneak peek into what is coming and what dental practices need to know.  Discuss
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