Tag Archives: profitability

2 Ways to Increase PPO Revenue

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Coding and Insurance, Practice Management

Whether you are a start-up practice, single dentist practice, or part of a large dental corporation, your PPO insurance contracts impact your ability to generate revenue. Being in-network with PPO insurance means you agreed to discount your established office fees … Continue reading

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Examining Insurance Part 3: Eliminating Plans not Patients

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis

After a thorough evaluation of the insurance plans you accept, you may want to eliminate some or all of them. Remember – although you may have 200 active patients on the plans you want to eliminate, that doesn’t mean all … Continue reading

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Examining Insurance Part 2: Who Should Stay and Who Should Go

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis

PPOs often have a much bigger impact on practice profitability than the dentist and office manager realize. When the numbers are examined, some plans may completely eliminate the profitability of some procedures. If you’re struggling to remain profitable in an … Continue reading

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Examining Insurance Part 1: Are PPOs cutting your profits in half?

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Marketing, Practice Analysis

Did you know that taking a 20% PPO write-off on a $200 procedure with a 60% overhead cuts practice profits in half? By participating in PPO plans, you agree to take a certain discount on fees. However, your fixed overhead … Continue reading

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Maximize Same-Day Preventative Services

Posted on by HS We Do That | Category Recare, Total Health

Wendy Briggs, RDH – Team Training Institute One of the easiest ways to increase profitability is to focus on same day preventative services. Patients want to protect their teeth, and they want it done today!  The key is to present … Continue reading

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Fees: How do yours stack up?

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Practice Analysis

Fees are the number one determining factor for the profitability of a dental practice, yet how many offices apply a deliberate strategy when setting or raising fees? In my experience speaking to countless dentists over the years, it isn’t many. … Continue reading

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