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Posted by on in HIPPA


Welcome to the first in an ongoing series on HIPAA compliance for dental practices. As many of you know, HIPAA rules and regulations have completely changed the ways that dental offices need to operate. There are a number of problems, however.
First and foremost, the sheer volume and complexity of the rules can be overwhelming. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of pages of rules, many of them well-beyond what a dentist can achieve. Related to this, there are unfortunately a number of companies and sales reps whose sole focus is to sell products and services, quite often based on a perceived need which isn't factually correct.
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Top Ten Stupid Things Patients Say

Posted by on in Dental Humor

Top Ten Stupid Things Dental Patients Say

stupid things dental patients say
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Insurance: Out of Network

Posted by on in Dental Practice Management

Dental Insurance: Out of Network

Here’s how I recommend you handle out of network financial arrangements:

Let’s say the patient needs a crown and your UCR is $1000.00.

1. Verify benefits to determine how much the insurance company is expected to pay. For example $350.00.

2. Tell the patient you will bill insurance company for the $350.00.

3. Ensure the patient signs off on your financial policy that should include they are responsible for payment if the insurance company doesn't pay in a timely manner.

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