Tip of the Week Archive
Using an employee of a temporary agency - 01.27.14

If you use an employee of a temporary agency, ensure you and the agency are clear on who is responsible for providing Cal/OSHA-required training and vaccination, and for certain post-exposure protocols.

Establish an office protocol for monitoring dental plan correspondence - 01.20.14

Establish an office protocol for monitoring dental plan correspondence. Failing to stay on top of your correspondence from dental plans can affect your bottom line due to lack of credentialing, plan fee changes, network leasing, etc.

Reference a "no show" as a future deposit - 01.13.14

Rather than charging a "no show" fee to patients who fail appointments, reference it as a deposit to reserve the appointment following the failed appointment. If the patient comes to the second appointment, you may apply the deposit toward the patient's portion of treatment. If the patient fails the second appointment, retain the deposit to cover the lost production.

Ensure your assistants complete their required Dental Board-approved courses - 01.06.14

As of January 1, 2010, dentists must ensure dental assistants successfully complete a Dental Board-approved 8-hr infection control course, basic life support (BLS) course, and California law course. The BLS certificate must be kept current.

Update your address or business entity name - 12.23.13
If you are updating your address or business entity name, don't forget to notify the National Plan Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) online to update NPI information within 30 days of the change.
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