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Why Does HIPAA Certification Matter for Every Employee in Your Dental Practice?

Why Does HIPAA Certification Matter for Every Employee in Your Dental Practice?

HIPAA compliance matters, whether you’re a private practice family physician or a dentist. As dental practices grow in size and collect patient information and payment data, the importance of HIPAA certification for every practice employee increases. Are you compliant? Are Dentists Subject to HIPAA? HIPAA rules for dental practices are applied to any office that…

Why Outsourcing Can Help Dental Practices to Reach Their Full Potential

Why Outsourcing Can Help Dental Practices to Reach Their Full Potential

The Dental Service Organization (DSO) market is rapidly growing, and it isn’t showing any signs of stopping! With over 15% of dental practices in the United States currently participating in a DSO and benefitting from behind-the-scenes administrative benefits, many dentists are feeling the squeeze. Outsourcing key tasks to a skilled specialist like APEX can keep…

Why Being Responsive to Insurance Carriers Matters

Why Being Responsive to Insurance Carriers Matters

Today’s changing insurance landscape places a number of unique demands on dental practices. With over 85% of dentists belonging to at least one PPO and working with insurance carriers, maintaining the relationship between the practice and the carrier is essential. Unfortunately for your practice, working with insurance carriers is not something you can “set and…

The Power of PPO Insurance Networks

The Power of PPO Insurance Networks

According to the American Dental Association, the average dentist participates in 6 dental plans, and PPOs make up over 80% of that dental plan market. With a myriad of benefits available to dentists who choose to participate in PPO insurance networks, it’s understandable that so many practices take part. Access to More Patients One of…

Understanding Tiered Networks and Plan Options

Understanding Tiered Networks and Plan Options

Did you know that many insurance carriers have tiered networks and multiple plan options? When working with insurance companies, it’s important to understand what your practice is signing up for and the nuances of tiered options. What Are Tiered Networks? Tiered networks are designed as cost-saving mechanisms for members. These networks allow carriers to maintain…

Why Being a Data-Driven Company Benefits Our Customers

Why Being a Data-Driven Company Benefits Our Customers

At APEX Reimbursement Specialists, we are proud to be a company centered around analyzing data to the benefit of our clients. As a data-driven company, we are committed to accurately evaluating the market and the fee portfolios of all of our clients to offer the right information for practices to make informed decisions.  Why Does…

The Rapid Growth of the DSO Market

The Rapid Growth of the DSO Market

Dental Service Organizations, also known as DSOs, are experiencing a period of continued growth and capturing more market share. Over the past 5-10 years, the largest DSOs have grown 13-14% annually. The DSO market currently controls approximately 16% of the dental practices in the United States, and a recent projection predicts that that number might…

What Your Practice Needs to Know About Discount Dental Plans and Dental Savings Plans

What Your Practice Needs to Know About Discount Dental Plans and Dental Savings Plans

Over the course of the past decade, 1 in 4 Americans delayed seeking dental treatment because the cost was too high. There’s a good chance that your dental practice has a wide variety of patients that fit that statistic. Due to the high cost of high-quality dental care, many patients are turning to Discount Dental…

Understanding Employer Dental Benefits

Understanding Employer Dental Benefits

Employer dental benefits are no longer a nice add-on, but instead an expectation of many employees. Some patients will stay with your practice in spite of their dental benefits, but many more will flock to your office specifically because of your participation in a certain plan or provider. While the majority of employees believe that…

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…

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