Do's and don'ts for practice communication: Keep the team informed July 24, 2017 -- Too many dentists hold on to information that should be shared with the team, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. For example, if you have a practice vision, don't keep it in a notebook in a desk drawer, share it with your team! How can they help you achieve the vision if they don't know what it is?
Ore. tribes hire 1st dental therapist July 19, 2017 -- The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) have become the first tribes in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.
Mass. adds new Delta Dental plan despite concern July 19, 2017 -- The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has approved a new low-cost preferred provider organization (PPO) plan from Delta Dental of Massachusetts, despite concerns from the state's dental society.
How to create a patient communication loop July 18, 2017 -- If you are not used to creating a communication loop with others, or if you have no idea what a communication loop is, you are probably missing out on stronger relationships with those around you, writes Dr. Lisa Knowles. In her latest column, she defines this concept of a communication loop and shows how it can help your practice.
Do's and don'ts for social media: Make it about them July 17, 2017 -- Social media is an excellent way to engage current and prospective patients. But you have to post content that interests them and takes into account their oral health needs and wants, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.
MCNA Dental awarded Ark. Medicaid contract July 17, 2017 -- MCNA Dental< has signed a contract with the Arkansas Department of Human Services to serve as a dental benefits manager for the state's Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Data trends: U.S. practices conducting more exams July 14, 2017 -- One of the most important ways to build revenue while building patient trust is a periodic or comprehensive oral evaluation. But many practices do not keep track of how many of these exams they conduct each month. Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the long-term totals of these exams. How does your practice measure up?
HHS, DOJ crack down on $1.3B in healthcare fraud July 14, 2017 -- A Nebraska dentist and two Michigan dentists were three of more than 400 people charged with healthcare fraud on July 13, 2017, by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The defendants allegedly billed the U.S. government approximately $1.3 billion in fraudulent services.