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HIPAA Certification Matters for Every Dental Practice

HIPAA compliance is never something that should be taken lightly in a healthcare practice or dental practice. Data from the American Dental Association shows that the number of dental practices in the United States is increasing, and the size of ...

What Is a National Provider Identifier (NPI) in Dentistry?

Every dental practice needs a National Provider Identifier, or NPI, to transmit any health information electronically. These HIPAA-mandated numbers require an application process but offer convenience to your practice once they are set up. NPI ...

Major Changes to Patient Dental Care Payment Options

In June, the Department of Health and Human Services established a new rule that will greatly expand the approved uses of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Now, HRA users will be able to use those accounts to cover the cost of ...

Avoiding UCR Fee and Insurance Provider Fee Confusion

At APEX Reimbursement Specialists, we work with many dental practices to complete audits and identify areas for improvement. Some of the most common errors we find involve UCR fees and insurance provider fees. If you’re like many dental ...

Understanding PPO Fee Schedules for Your Dental Practice

PPO fee schedules are one of the most mysterious parts of running a dental practice. They are a requirement to work with insurance providers, but every provider is working from a different one. Things get more complicated when you realize that ...

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