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COVID-19 and Your Dental Practice

COVID-19 and Your Dental Practice

If your dental practice is located in the United States, there is a high probability that “business as usual” is anything but “usual” right now. We wanted to share with you how APEX Reimbursement Specialists is working tirelessly to help support all of our dentist clients and ensure that revenue is maximized and uninterrupted during…

What to Remember When Acquiring an Existing Dental Practice

What to Remember When Acquiring an Existing Dental Practice

Acquiring an existing dental practice is a big decision for any dentist, and the transition process is much more than just filling out paperwork. During the acquisition process, you want to make sure that you do your due diligence and get things right the first time. What types of things should you consider while acquiring…

Credentialing 101: Understanding the Basics of Credentialing

Credentialing 101: Understanding the Basics of Credentialing

One of the most tedious and arduous processes that many dental practices need to go through is credentialing. Unfortunately, it’s a task that every dental practice needs to complete for every insurance network that they participate in. APEX Reimbursement Specialists works with dentists like you every day to streamline and simplify the credentialing and recredentialing…

Optimizing Your Insurance Networks as a Dental Practice

Optimizing Your Insurance Networks as a Dental Practice

Many dental practices throughout the country rely on insurance networks to help bring in new patients and boost their bottom lines. However, many of them do not fully understand that enrolling in an insurance network is not enough. It’s critical that you optimize your networks to understand who you participate with, what networks are popular…

How to Optimize Your Dental Insurance Credentialing Process

How to Optimize Your Dental Insurance Credentialing Process

The credentialing process is never enjoyable for dentists, and unfortunately, it’s something that needs to be completed for every insurance company (and again when it is time to complete the recredentialing process). Thankfully, there are ways to make the process easier, including working with APEX Reimbursement Specialists. Dental Credentialing 101 Dental credentialing is the process…

Do You Have a Dental Practice Transition Plan in Place?

Do You Have a Dental Practice Transition Plan in Place?

You enjoy working at your dental practice and spending time helping the lives of patients in your community. However, is that what you will do for the rest of your life? Having a dental practice transition plan in place is essential to ensure that the process is seamless and the dentist who takes over your…

Are You Waiting for a Letter to Audit Your Coding? Don’t Wait!

Are You Waiting for a Letter to Audit Your Coding? Don’t Wait!

Dental coding is important for many reasons, including accurately describing the procedures that your office performs and being prepared in the event that an insurance company asks to see more information to ensure you are being compliant. The best time to audit your coding is not when it is formally requested by an insurance company….

How PPO Negotiation Can Increase Your Revenue

How PPO Negotiation Can Increase Your Revenue

It’s a new year, and many dental practices are looking for new and creative ways to improve their bottom line without making patients pay more. One of the best ways to increase your revenue without potentially isolating patients is negotiating your reimbursement rates with each PPO. From brand new practice owners to seasoned dentists, almost…

A New Case of Overcoding at a Major Dental School Shines Light on the Importance of Compliance

A New Case of Overcoding at a Major Dental School Shines Light on the Importance of Compliance

Every dental practice and dental school is trusted by patients, insurance companies and the government to properly code and bill procedures. When that trust is broken and the dental practice breaks the rules, there are serious consequences. Another recent case at a Las Vegas dental school is bringing more attention to the problem of overcoding….

The Serious Consequences of Overbilling at Your Dental Practice

The Serious Consequences of Overbilling at Your Dental Practice

At APEX Reimbursement Specialists, we work with dozens of dental practices to ensure that proper billing practices are occurring and no overbilling or underbilling is occurring. Billing in any manner that is inaccurate can lead to serious issues with compliance, on top of steep fines. A recent case in Laurel, MD highlights the severe consequences…

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