5 Things to Know Before Adding A New Associate Dentist

Busy dental practices often reach a point where they are looking to grow their practice by hiring additional providers and/or adding specialties. Here are answers to frequently asked questions that will get you started on the right foot. 1. Have … Read More

Guardian Now Leasing Dental Providers Through United Healthcare

PPO Participation can shift frequently, here’s the most recent participation shift and how it could be affecting your practice. Guardian is exiting the group medical insurance market and has reached an agreement with United Healthcare to renew coverage for Guardian … Read More

3 Ways Dental Practices Can Take Advantage of Tax Refund Spending

Tax season is a favorable time to increase deferred treatment and treatment acceptance! The JPMorgan Chase Institute released a first-ever study showing Americans are using their tax returns on healthcare treatments, like dental work. Reports show a 60% spike in … Read More

Out-of-network in 2018?

You may have read or been made aware of information being circulated on different web forums or social media postings claiming the majority of PPO plans to renew in 2018 will not include out-of-network benefits. We have investigated this claim … Read More

New & Deleted CDT Codes for 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the American Dental Association (ADA) has added 18 new codes and deleted 3 codes. The changes are listed below.   NEW CDT Codes 2018 DELETED CDT CODES 2018  

Social Media For Dental Patient Retention

Social media can be an extraordinary marketing tool, especially for dental practices.  The key to using social media can be summarized in one word: PURPOSE.  What is the purpose of your dental practice’s use of social media? Many think social … Read More

Office Staff Receiving Insurance Card from Patient

Humana Dental Patient ID Cards & How To Read Them

You may have recently received a letter from Humana clarifying some patients’ ID cards for dental coverage. See example image below. Humana Medicare Advantage dental patients are typically on HMO medical plans. The embedded dental benefits on these plans are … Read More

Industry Game Changer: Virtual Dentistry

Virtual dentistry, or teledentistry is a combination of telecommunications and dentistry for dental consultation and treatment planning for care, education, and public awareness. “Teledentistry is a rising trend in our profession that is here to stay,” according to Dr. Ronald … Read More

A Great Solution For Verifying Patient Eligibility

How much time are you or your staff spending on the phone or searching through PPO portals verifying eligibility? With the rise of network umbrellas and PPOs sharing their networks of dentists, your in-network participation can sometimes not be as straight … Read More

PPO Provider Verification

Provider Directory Verification Notices – Do NOT ignore these!

With the Affordable Healthcare Act, there is a growing trend for legislation requiring insurance companies be held accountable for accuracy in their directories listing in-network providers. Prior to deciding on a plan, enrollees can know, with confidence, which doctors are … Read More