How Long Should You Keep A Patient Record?

Familiarity with the complexities of record keeping is crucial to each dental office and small business. The dental record, sometimes referred to as the patient chart, is the official document that records diagnostic information, clinical notes, treatment performed, and patient … Read More

How to Bill Secondary Insurance

In some instances, a patient may have coverage with two insurance companies, this is referred to as “dual coverage.”  These coverages do not stack, rather the secondary insurance is supplemental to the primary. Here are some general guidelines for a … Read More

Dental PPO Mergers on Trial

The U.S. Justice Department will go to trial on Dec. 5th against health insurers Aetna Inc and Humana Inc to block a potential merger. The Justice Department argues that the merger between the two companies will decrease competition and limit … Read More

Dentists: Why Your Cost of Doing Business is Rising…and FAST!

PPO negotiation is becoming increasingly important for individual practitioners to positively impact the profitability and sustainability of their practices as dental costs continue to rise.  According to a new report by Health Affairs, dental experts say the cost of oral … Read More