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Read This Before Your Dental Practice Enrolls in a Network

Read This Before Your Dental Practice Enrolls in a Network

You know how a direct PPO contract works for your dental practice. However, do you know everything about third-party networks? Choosing to enroll your dental practice in a network is a big decision, and you should take time to do your research before deciding to apply. The right network should offer your practice value, patients…

A Recredentialing Refresher

A Recredentialing Refresher

Every dental practice must go through the recredentialing process for every insurance provider every 2-3 years, depending on the provider. While that might sound straightforward, credentialing and recredentialing are anything but simple! Every year, APEX Reimbursement Specialists works with dentists operating under a number of misconceptions about what the process is, when it must be…

How to Measure Practice Success: The Reports You Should Know

How to Measure Practice Success: The Reports You Should Know

Unless you’ve been working under a rock, you’ve probably heard the term “big data” used to refer to the variety of reports and metrics generated by the programs businesses use every day. Thanks to the applications you utilize to streamline your business and take care of scheduling, inventory, payroll and accounting, you can take a…

Accounts Receivable Management: Where Should Your Numbers Be?

Accounts Receivable Management: Where Should Your Numbers Be?

As a dental professional and practice owner, you should have clear, definable goals regarding accounts receivable payment performance. No team will be able to help you reach a goal if the goal is vague or not defined at all. If you’re an accounts receivable newbie or just looking to get your practice back on track,…

What Your Practice Needs to Know About Over the Counter Collections

What Your Practice Needs to Know About Over the Counter Collections

What do your receptionists and front desk personnel do at the end of every patient’s appointment? If the answer isn’t “scheduling the patient’s next appointment and collecting the patient co-pay,” you should reconsider your policies! Over the counter collection at the time of service is the best way to maximize your practice’s collection percentage and…

How to Define and Charge for Non-Covered Benefits

How to Define and Charge for Non-Covered Benefits

Non-covered benefits, in light of the Affordable Care Act, have become a bigger issue for PPOs and dental practices looking to provide the best care possible. What are non-covered benefits, and how can you define and collect for them? First: Know Your Laws Depending on the state in which you are practicing, the laws relating…

Are You in Denial About Denial?

Are You in Denial About Denial?

When it comes to managing a dental practice, claim delays and denials are two of the most common complaints that patients and dentists encounter. While every American is not covered by a dental insurance policy, those that do have insurance depend on insurance to offset all or some of the cost of treatment. Denials don’t…

Is Under Coding a Compliance Risk?

Is Under Coding a Compliance Risk?

Most dentists understand that over-coding is a serious compliance risk. However, did you know that under coding can also be considered dental fraud? Deliberate under coding, or falsely stating what services were performed, puts your practice at risk for a steep fine or investigation from an insurance provider. Is Under Coding a Problem? Unfortunately, organizations…

To PPO or Not to PPO?

To PPO or Not to PPO?

Many dental practices rely on PPOs to keep patient chairs full and revenue high. However, your affiliation with PPOs doesn’t need to come at the expense of your practice growth. It’s time to ask yourself the age-old question—to PPO or not to PPO? You Don’t Need to Be in Every Network For new dentists and…

4 Ways to Give Yourself a Pay Raise

4 Ways to Give Yourself a Pay Raise

Are you struggling to balance high overhead and revenue that isn’t budging with your need to get more out of your dental practice? While giving yourself a pay raise might seem like an impossible feat, there are many ways that you can strategically work to raise your revenue and stabilize your practice. Market to New…

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