Author Archive | Michael DeVries

Health Insurance Benefits – A discussion about the Insurance Exchange

Episode 003 Doctors Business Management Show Here are some options for listening to this podcast: Click on the Play Button above and listen now Click on the “Play in New Window” link above so that you can listen and continue to use your current web browser Click on the “Download” link above to download and […]

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002 Healthcare Compliance Update with Bryan Roberts

Staying up to date on Healthcare Compliance is crucial for physicians and dentists managing a practice.  While compliance isn’t always the most entertaining topic, you don’t want to bury your head in the sand about the rules and regulations that govern healthcare practices today – the cost of doing so can be major.  In this […]

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5 Action Steps for Optimizing your Collections

The number of patients with high-deductible commercial plans continues to grow.  The costs of health insurance premiums are on the rise, which means that employers are likely to eliminate other employee benefits, such as dental benefits. It’s a fact; your patients have to pay more today for their healthcare than ever before. Since 2006 your […]

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New Medicare Regulations impact Dentists

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final ruling, which requires healthcare providers, including dentists, who treat Medicare beneficiaries to either enroll in Medicare or opt out in order to prescribe medication to their qualifying patients with Part D drug plans.  Dentists will need to take action on this requirement by June […]

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How Does your Medical or Dental Practice Stack Up?

The National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC) has recently released their annual Practice Statistics Report.  The report includes information on gross charges, adjustment percentages, collections, overhead percentages, average monthly accounts receivable, full-time equivalent (FTE) staffing ratios, and more.  As charter members of this organization, we have participated in compiling the data for this […]

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Identity Theft First Aid Kit

Here are some questions that I have been receiving lately: “What should I be doing to protect myself from Identity Theft?” “What do I need to do if it happens to me?” “What about software? What can I use to help me combat this Identity Theft?” This year we encountered an unexpected “taxing” event that […]

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