As a dental professional, you are always striving to improve patient care and profitability. But if you want to nail down what it takes to make your dental practice successful, you’ll quickly get bombarded with advice. It should be easy to see what’s most important to your business health at a glance. So we’re sharing these top 10 lists to show you what you need to know in the shortest amount of time.
We’re celebrating 10 years as a trusted dental billing partner. In that time, we’ve helped countless dental teams safely hand off day-to-day financial tasks and get back to doing their best work for patients. When you’re busy with patient care, it’s hard to keep track of just what you need to know about dental billing so everything runs smoothly.
Your in-house team can build relationships with your patients, provide amazing experiences, and save money with the right support.
To give you the benefit of our 10 years of service, we’ve gathered up our top 10 lists of tips, comparisons, and rules of thumb for all parts of running a successful dental practice. These 10 lists will clarify the value of expert dental billing, and help your team feel empowered to collect more and worry less.
1. 10 reasons your dental insurance claims are being denied
As the dental claims process becomes more complex, receiving claim acceptance on the first submission becomes more challenging. To keep this process efficient, you need to understand all of the different reasons your insurance claim could be denied. This list identifies the most common reasons dental insurance claims are denied. Once you know where the problem lies, you’ll know how to avoid it.
2. Looking for success in a PPO dental network? 10 helpful tips for dentists
Looking for financial success as a provider in a dental PPO network? This list is for you. Because you agree to a lower fee schedule for access to a PPO’s policyholders, there are a few specific things to do to ensure this strategy pays off. This list will help you properly add your PPO plan into your software, and give you other practice management tips for your financial health.
3. 10 ways to add value to your practice by outsourcing dental billing
This list will cover the benefits of outsourcing your dental billing, and how those benefits are valuable to your team. No matter what company you choose to outsource your billing, there are endless (or in this case, 10) ways this decision can add financial and professional value to your dental practice.
4. 10 tips to help your dental team accept the change to outsourcing
When you outsource your dental billing, your team will go through a transitional process that might feel difficult. This list of tips can help you, as a practice leader, help your dental team accept the change that comes with outsourcing your dental billing. These tips will set your team and your outsourced biller up for future success and make the transition easier on both parties.
One of our most popular posts ever, this list compares 10 of the most popular dental billing companies. As you have gathered, we are a huge proponent of outsourcing your dental billing so that your in-house team can have more time in their day to tend to patients. Even if you do not choose DCS, you should choose a billing company that fits your service needs. This list can help you start that research process. This list covers each billing company’s service offerings, prices, and reviews.
6. 10 tips for running a successful and efficient dental practice
This list is packed full of great tips for running a dental practice. From how to run your billing process, to streamlining your scheduling system, this list will help you take steps to improve different aspects of your practice to achieve success. These tips help your team collect more money from patients and insurance, while also making their job more organized.
7. 10 reasons dentists outsource their dental billing
What problems are dental practice leaders looking to solve when they decide to outsource their dental billing tasks? We’ve collected the actual reasons dentists identify for bringing in billing services instead of trying to do it all on their own. This list reports the top 10 reasons dentists give for seeking our billing services at DCS. By reading this list, you’ll see that you’re not alone in the challenges you face, and many other dental teams are taking steps to overcome these challenges: by outsourcing their billing.
8. Dental practice assessment: 10 questions to measure your productivity
A good leader will regularly measure the productivity of their practice. But it can be hard to know exactly how to measure the productivity of a dental practice. This article covers our dental practice assessment, which essentially is 10 questions that will determine how productive your team and process are. Answering these questions will help you identify areas in which you should focus your attention.
9. 10 standard Coordination of Benefits rules for dental insurance billing
Every dental professional’s least favorite topic: COB. But if your dental practice is going to accept multiple insurance plans, you should understand all of the COB rules. This list covers 10 standard COB rules. We’ve explained each rule in layman's terms for easy understanding. Keep this list close when handling patients covered by multiple insurance plans, and you’ll see quicker claim acceptance.
10. 10 years of dental billing - 4 changes and future trends to watch
For many dental teams, outsourcing has become the norm because it produces higher collection rates and lower costs. This is just one of the most important trends we’re seeing as we complete 10 years of dental billing service. Understanding this and the 4 changes in this article can also help you provide a better, more modern patient experience for years to come.
We’re looking forward to 10 more years of success, are you?
We’re grateful that you are able to turn painful, unhealthy teeth into beautiful smiles. Business tasks like filing claims, overturning denials, and collecting patient payments can quickly become overwhelming.
If you need to keep revenue high and overhead low, these 10 lists will help you understand the advantage of working with a trusted billing partner. Helping you achieve financial and professional success is a priority to us. In addition to billing services, we provide a range of educational resources from articles like this, to videos, to our newsletter and our training courses.
DCS is a proud dental billing friend to teams all across the United States. If your dental team is in need of clear, accurate, and compliant revenue cycle management, schedule a call with one of our experts and get the income you deserve.