PPO or Not to PPO….that is the question

After assessing numerous practices, one of the first questions I’m asked is “Should I stay in network with the insurance companies.” There is not a simple yes or no answer. There are three options. Fee for Service….no participation with any insurance company; In network with all insurance companies (PPO’s) or Partial enrollment. As some of…

Unprofessional Profession

I love dentistry….if it wasn’t for the people. It can be a very unprofessional profession to say the least. 80% of the doctors I speak with are upset about PPO’s, swear at the insurance companies, are ashamed of the profession, shout their disapproval with what is happening (Like Delta announcing a reduction in reimbursement)….yet they do absolutely NOTHING…

PPO

A recent survey of over 300 upper Midwest dentists revealed that managed care (PPOs) and related write-offs were their major concern by far. Yet that same survey revealed that only 3% of these doctors planned to leave a PPO in 2018. Most doctors have signed up for more PPOs over the past 10-15 years. However,…

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Protect Yourself from Embezzlement

Embezzlement is a serious problem that continues to grow in the dental industry.  Depending on the surveys that have been done by multiple sources, the average amount ranges from $20K -$900K.  Highs into the millions have been reported.  Here are some examples of how it can happen and suggestions to prevent a loss. How it…