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How to Drop a Dental PPO Plan

Have you been thinking about dropping one of your PPO plans because you just can't take their reduced fee schedule any longer?

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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 22, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

When was the last time you sent statements?

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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 25, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

Real time, real world data to run your practice

Production Doesn't Tell the Real Story



Do your staff see your production and think everything is great? And, since they see solid production - do they expect to receive a raise this year and maybe even a bonus?

Meanwhile, are you looking at your lower and lower reimbursements now that you've…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 14, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

No more Nordstrom vs. Wal-mart

Walmart’s Full Hybrid Truck 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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 6, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Are you leaving money on the table? Submit your full fee to dental insurance

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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 25, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments

Dental politics: Do you know the scoop?

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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on April 4, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

Sleep apnea appliances - Help to submit to medical insurance

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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 27, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

How Do Your Fees Compare?

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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on June 21, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

Managing Dental Insurance

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…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on May 19, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Managed Care Plans

Managed Care Plans-To Join or Not to Join

By Kathleen O'Donnell, VP of Coaching



We are enmeshed in an economic slowdown the likes of which has not been experienced for decades. Some struggling practices are tempted to sign up with insurance plans and may not go about it in an effective way. There can be some valid reasons to evaluate the pros and cons of becoming a participating provider. Like a start-up dental practice, sometimes having managed care patients in the chairs can… Continue

Added by Jameson Management on January 7, 2010 at 11:20am — 7 Comments

Insurance program available for international medical tourism

Now you shouldn't have to worry about taking that trip abroad (you name the international destination of your choice) in order to save money on those dental and/or medical surgeries that we think are so expensive in this country but cost less elsewhere. According to a Nov. 11 Marketwire news release, Seven Corners has launched the first worldwide medical tourism insurance program. Underwritten by Lloyd's of London (you probably have heard of this company before), the program aims to reduce… Continue

Added by Duane DaPron on November 11, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments

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