Texas sues Xerox over Medicaid claims; Levin on verbal skills; caries in young kids

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed a lawsuit against Xerox, alleging the company wrongly approved hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of Medicaid claims for unnecessary orthodontic services. Xerox, however, said the lawsuit is "misdirected" and should focus on dentists. Read Features Editor Donna Domino's in-depth coverage here.

Are you considering acquiring another practice or practices? In a dental group practice, growth is a critical piece of determining enterprise value, according to analyst Maria G. Melone. She explores what you need to consider as you look to add enterprise value to your practice. Read more here.

Excellent verbal skills are a key ingredient in the success of dental practices. The better you and your team communicate with patients, the more successful your practice is likely to be, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. For cosmetic and elective services, he notes that communication plays an even greater role in affecting patient perceptions.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of a panel of independent experts on preventive medicine, has released its recommendations for primary care providers on services that will prevent caries in children up to 5 years old. Read Associate Editor Rob Goszkowski's article here.

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