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Provider/Carrier Participation Analysis 101

Provider/Carrier Participation Analysis 101

One of the unique services that we offer at APEX Reimbursement Specialists is known as Provider/Carrier Participation Analysis or PCPA. This service is a fantastic way to learn more about what networks your providers are participating in, what carrier networks your providers are not on par with and receive additional advice about adding or removing…

What Every Dentist Should Know About Employer Dental Benefits

What Every Dentist Should Know About Employer Dental Benefits

While you hope that patients flock to your dental practice because of your quality work and excellent bedside manner, there’s a good chance that many of them are there because of employer dental benefits. The majority of individuals and families choose a dentist based on coverage, which means that if you don’t understand employer dental…

The Reports Every Dental Practice Should Run

The Reports Every Dental Practice Should Run

Reports are critical to the success of every dental practice. After all, if you don’t know what you’re doing, how much you’re collecting and how many patients you have, how will you ever be able to strategically plan for the future? If you aren’t sure what reports you should be running or why they matter,…

Does Your Practice Management System Give You Everything You Need?

Does Your Practice Management System Give You Everything You Need?

The right practice management system for your dental practice should help you to be as productive and profitable as possible. Selecting the right system and software doesn’t need to be hard, as long as you are taking the most important features into account. Functionality As a dentist, you need to provide patients with the best…

Having a 100% Paperless Practice

Having a 100% Paperless Practice

This is a guest post from Carestack. Dental practices deal with various instances where they are forced to use physical records. These include coordinating with suppliers, dental labs and other service vendors as well as maintaining patient records, schedules, reminders and calendars. Current practice management systems offer integrated solutions that streamline every bit of your…

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Drop an Insurance Carrier?

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Drop an Insurance Carrier?

While insurance carriers can be a wonderful tool for strengthening and growing your practice, sometimes reimbursement rates are persistently low, carriers are increasingly hard to work with and the effort you’re putting it isn’t showing up in your pocketbook or patient count. Is it ever okay to drop an insurance carrier at your dental practice?…

The Differences Between PPO and DHMO

The Differences Between PPO and DHMO

At your dental office, there are plenty of acronyms that affect your bottom line. Two of the most common ones you will encounter are PPO and DHMO. By understanding the core differences between PPO and DHMO plans, you can better serve your patients that utilize both and structure your practice to maximize production and collection….

Practice Management Is Impossible Without the Right Information

Practice Management Is Impossible Without the Right Information

At APEX Reimbursement Specialists, we help dental practices to streamline and improve existing practice management techniques for higher profits and better results. As it happens, we encounter many small errors that add up to serious financial losses and consequences for practices. APEX recently worked with a client who was recommended a fee increase and surprised…

The Importance of Maintaining Your Dental Practice’s UCR Fees

The Importance of Maintaining Your Dental Practice’s UCR Fees

As a care provider first and a business person second, it can be difficult for dentists to set usual and customary fees (UCR fees) that are both reasonable for patients and sufficient to keep the lights on. Focus groups have found a trend that can lay some of your fears to rest. Yes, the majority…

How to Acquire New Patients

How to Acquire New Patients

This is a guest post from Carestack. Initial days of starting a practice are exciting. There are new patients who are happy to discover your practice and who you are happy to connect with. Over time, the new patient numbers start falling. One of the reasons for this is that when you start a practice,…

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