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Along with the benefit of compliance with state regulations to prevent controlled-substance abuse, ePrescribing can improve clinical care and efficiency.
Reduce practice costs with effective inventory control. Best practices for inventory control include creating a shopping list, reducing redundancy, setting a supply budget and assigning specific inventory roles and responsibilities.
CDA encourages dentists to take steps to determine if a patient portal is right for their practice. Consider the needs of your staff and patients before investing in portal software.
When a cyberattack hits, your practice comes to a screeching halt. A compromised system can mean no access to schedules, billing or patient records. Learn how to proactively protect your systems, prevent cyber incidents and responsibly respond to a ransomware attack.
Analysts who answer The Dentists Insurance Company’s Risk Management Advice Line field thousands of calls about practice challenges — many of which are related to navigating paper and digital documents.
Countless protections are in place to safeguard our private financial data. In the dental office, data encryption, anti-virus software and firewalls are the go-to preventative measures, not to mention the classic lock-and-key methods for securing hardware and other items of value. Unfortunately, smart thieves can, and have, found ways to outwit many of the most advanced security systems.
I routinely receive calls from CDA members or their staffs requesting a referral to a good debt collection agency. Always, my first question for them is, “Why do you need to send a patient to collections?”