Dental Medical Billing Blog

In dentistry we are so accustomed to providing a tangible product or service. If you think about it, even cleanings we provide something for the patient to take home with them. Medical practitioners are quite the opposite. Generally patients leave with just the knowledge that...

Dentists can own and manage a successful dental practice when they know how to “[operate] their practices like businesses…” (Rubin 2016). As owners, they need to know about the factors that affect the clinic’s business, such as “production and collections, end of day reports, collection...

Dentists could open another clinic by buying another practice so long as they consider factors, such as its location, equipment, patient base, etc. (Nuss 2016). Dentists should research different clinics to buy “as early as possible, even two or three years out” (Blatchford 2016). Once...

A dentist can inherit a practice from another dentist by becoming an associate and “buying into a portion of the equity of the practice” (Breiman and Caldwell 2011). Eventually, the associate becomes the owner when “the balance of the equity transitions” to him or her,...

You’ve begun accepting medical insurances and submitting claims. Things are going well until you have a patient who has been referred to you. Their treatment is clearly medically necessary, their dentition was affected by recent oral cancer treatment and surgery. The pre-authorization for services has...