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An innovative solution to achieving greater practice growth through insurance

03/31/2015 There is a way for patients to be able to afford regular visits to ...

Wise-up Wednesday from Zane Benefits: How your dental practice can transition to individual health insurance

03/25/2015 If your dental practice is transitioning to individual health insur...

The curious case of the missing dental office payments solved!

03/17/2015 Dealing with patients after billing statements go out is never fun ...

Medicare – enroll or opt out? What is the answer for your dental practice?

03/16/2015 Medicare decisions must be made soon, and many dental practices are...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Medicare ordering/referring provider and patient reimbursement

03/12/2015 This dentist has done his Medicare enrollment homework, but he stil...

Wise-up Wednesday from Zane Benefits: 7 benefits your new dental practice needs

02/25/2015 Benefits are an important part of keeping the staff of your dental ...

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in danger; offering some solutions

02/19/2015 This important program for children's dental health has the support...

The new CMS 1500 claim and how to avoid common stumbling blocks

02/17/2015 There are a lot of steps to the new CMS 1500 claim, which can easil...

Using predeterminations to your advantage in your dental practice

02/16/2015 Taking the time to predetemine insurance benefits will help both pa...

AAPD pediatric oral health research and policy center issues Medicaid audit technical brief

02/09/2015 The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), one of the lead...

Wise-up Wednesday from Zane Benefits: Why health benefits are important to you and your dental staff

01/28/2015 Health benefits are important to you and your dental staff. But why...

Advice for dentists – Negotiating with insurance companies

12/29/2014 We all have to stay in the game of dentistry by accepting one, or i...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Practice accepts Blue Cross; does it still need to opt into Medicare?

12/11/2014 Questions abound regarding dental offices and opting in our opting ...

VIDEO: Proven tips regarding insurance management for dental practices

11/25/2014 Insurance can be a pain in the side of any dental practice. In this...

Dental insurance most popular benefit option for Colorado small businesses

11/20/2014 Half of Colorado’s smallest businesses are considering changing hea...

Dental coding ICD-10 CM – Time to prepare your practice now!

11/17/2014 The new coding rules will be here before you know it -- October 201...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Medicare – to opt in or opt out?

10/30/2014 There are advantages and disadvantages to opting in or opting out, ...

Obamacare and the dental industry: Part II – A look at the expansion of pediatric dental care

10/16/2014 It is unacceptable that some states have completely covered dental ...

Retiree dental care: Less coverage, greater risk

10/10/2014 For the first time in history, Americans are more likely to reach r...

Third-party claims: It’s now, or possibly never!

10/08/2014 No more waiting for the patient to return for the final restoration...

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: The out-of-dental-network blues

09/09/2014 Dentists may lose a few patients, but in the long run giving up som...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Is there a way for this dentist to avoid PPOs and still survive?

08/21/2014 The experts help this dentist who wants to keep his fee-for-service...

Is health insurance for your team elusive? There might be an answer

06/24/2014 There are some new ways that small businesses, which include dental...

The gift of an extra year before cross coding and ICD-10 implementation

06/18/2014 The extension gives dental practices a chance to ease into the new ...

Ask Dr. Christensen: Will third party payers cover sleep apnea treatments by dentists?

06/09/2014 Dr. Christensen teaches dentists to bill via medical bililng proced...

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