When we start working with a practice, we collect a lot of information about the owner, practice, and the position. Some details are quantitative, but many crucial points are open for interpretation. Most practice owners tell us they need an experienced dentist for their position. In most cases, that is the best option. In fact, [...] ... [Read article]Dec 8, 2013 03:55 PM
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Our accounting firm, Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP holds information sessions, or Dental RoundTables, for dentists in the DFW area approximately 6 times a year. Topics have ranged from compliance, to marketing, to how to increase revenue. They are quite successful; we have a steady, loyal following with approximately the same number of guests, some new and some repeats, attend each session. However, our RoundTable on Dental Medicaid was something we had never seen before. The session “sold out” in a few days, prompting us to repeat the topic a few months later. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the dental community is nervous about the stepped up efforts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to audit dental practices for Medicaid fraud. And dentists should be concerned. Since 2010, the federal government has opened over 1000 new criminal cases and 1700 investigations, and is involved in over 900 civil investigations with an additional 1300 cases pending.
Dental insurance maximums should always be considered when figuring patient co-pay amounts, but this is especially true at this time of the year. Patients may have used dental insurance benefits outside of your office so the best practice is to check directly with their insurance company to find out how much of their maximum benefit [...] ... [Read article]Nov 14, 2013 01:02 PM
If you want your dental practice to be found online by potential patients, you need a website. Who should you call, a dental consultant? Perhaps an advertising agency? Do you need a dental marketing company? The answer is, any of these three could assist you. There are pros and cons to each. A dental consultant [...] ... [Read article]Nov 13, 2013 01:05 PM
So you have done well in college and were accepted into dental school. During this time you have realized that you have a special talent and interest in working with kids. You apply and are accepted into a pediatric residency and spend a couple of more years earning your pediatric dental certification. Finally, after many [...] ... [Read article]Nov 4, 2013 11:48 AM