Calif. dentist charged with 75 counts of billing fraud June 13, 2019 -- A California dentist has been charged with insurance fraud for submitting reimbursement claims to private insurance companies for dental work that allegedly was never performed. The dentist submitted claims for nearly $600,000 covering 623 root canals in 75 patients, according to state authorities.
Product news: Insurance claim imaging system updated June 12, 2019 -- Dental insights company P&R Dental Strategies has released a new version of its high-resolution digital imaging system designed to capture images of radiographs, photographs, and paper documents, increasing insurance claim imaging efficiency.
Do's and don'ts for building lasting relationships with patients June 10, 2019 -- Ideally, patients view their dentists and dental team as trusted experts who will maintain their oral health. However, with the pace of the world today, building relationships is more challenging than ever before. Patients appreciate it when practices take interest in them as individuals and will be more inclined to remain loyal to a doctor and team they know and respect, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. Discuss
Practice Rescue: Improve your recruiting process June 7, 2019 -- When a team member leaves, too often the practice is left scrambling to fill the spot, which can lead to hiring the wrong person. Laura Barnes of Custom Dental Solutions walks you through steps to improve your recruiting process. Discuss
3 reasons your hygiene production is down June 5, 2019 -- You look at your schedule and see patients lined up for weeks, but when you are examining your practice's bottom line, you see that your hygiene department's production is down. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers three reasons why this might be happening and steps you can take to fix it. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for planning for a smooth retirement June 3, 2019 -- Retirement planning is one of those subjects nobody wants to think about until it's too late. But the financial choices you make now can have a huge impact later, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. The better financial shape you can get in now, the smoother your journey will be going forward. Discuss
CDC: Most older U.S. adults lack dental insurance May 30, 2019 -- Less than 30% of U.S. adults 65 years and older had dental insurance in 2017, according to a new data brief released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 29. The research looked at dental insurance status, economic status, and more. Discuss