Maintaining Focus

This is the time of year that I tend to lose focus in my practice.  I want to finish the year out strong but at the same time I want to find time for friends and family during the holidays. It is also the time when I start to look ahead to things I want to accomplish for the upcoming year.

Maintain Focus

Don’t get me wrong.  Goal setting is a good thing.  What I am talking about is a simple case of looking forward to the next game while in the middle of one.  

Working with “Your” Team

This past weekend, while most folks were watching college football, a group of 12 dedicated dentists gathered in a board room to discuss some rather difficult clinical cases.

istock_buildingteamDuring the course, various topics such as occlusion, treatment sequencing, lab costs, TMJ health, dental implant options, bone grafting, restorative options, etc., were discussed.

However, one theme kept surfacing.

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul Meyer


Top 3 Reasons Your Claims Get Denied

Below is a nice summary on why a number of our insurance claims get denied.  Fortunately, they are basic mistakes that can be corrected quickly.  It is a re-post of information from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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There are plenty of reasons an insurer might deny your claims, but the most common billing errors are also the simplest and easiest to correct. Here are the top 3:

“My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.”
― Francine Jay, Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify