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There is a way to handle this properly. You want to let your patients know about your decision - and you want to help them understand why you're dropping their plan. You want to extend the opportunity to continue their dental care in your practice…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 22, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Many dentists assume that because they have money coming in that their office manager is sending statements and running an organized collections system. This is not always true. Here's a quick & easy way to confirm that your practice sent statements last month.
In less than 5 minutes, you will know whether to appreciate your staff for a…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 25, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
Meanwhile, are you looking at your lower and lower reimbursements now that you've…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 14, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments
For years, when talking marketing, this was a common question to ask, “Are you targeting Nordstrom clientele or Wal-mart people?” For dentists and physicians, this question is useless. Worse than useless, in fact, because it puts your focus on the wrong goals.
People follow their insurance. They choose a hospital and physician from the list. They choose…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 6, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Dentists agree – dental insurance is a necessary evil. Necessary to help fill schedules since we’re all trained (thanks to health insurance) that we must follow our insurance plan. Evil because it almost physically hurts to write off 15% - 40% of our fees.
We all know that we’re taking a huge hit thanks to dental insurance, but are we also leaving money on the table that’s our own fault? Depending upon your set up for submitting claims to dental insurance, you could be losing…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 25, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments
Every year our state dental association hosts a “Day at the Statehouse” where dentists are invited to spend a day learning the top legislative issues in dentistry – and then to share these topics with their state senator and representative. The dental association staff provides written materials to the dentists that clearly explain the 2-3 hot topics for that year. These talking points guide the individual meeting between the dentist and his/her legislators. When a dentist registers for this…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 4, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments
Do you provide sleep apnea appliances for your patients? This seems to be all the rage in dentistry these days. I see articles everywhere talking about how 50% of CPAP owners are not actually wearing their CPAP machine at night – and how this group is a perfect target for a dental appliance. Henry Schein offers courses and several different labs that will make an oral appliance for sleep apnea – just ask your Schein rep and you’ll discover a mountain of information…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 27, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments
Would you like to know how much other dentists in your area are charging for a crown? For an extraction? For a cleaning?
You can find out for free on the new…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 21, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments
Would you like to have more control over the dental insurance plans you accept in your practice?
Do you know which dental plans are performing well for you - and which ones you're losing money on?
I have developed a system to monitor and track the performance of each dental insurance plan so you can make intelligent decisions about dental insurance. I can set up your Dentrix dental practice management software so that it will track the collections, withholds…Continue
Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 19, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Added by Duane DaPron on November 11, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments