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Author Okuji, Michael M

Title Dental benefits and practice management : a guide for successful practices / Michael M. Okuji
Published Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents Title Page; Table of Contents; About the author; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I: History of Dental Insurance; CHAPTER 1: Why dental benefits?; Introduction; The coming of health insurance; Private health insurance; Moral hazard; Health insurance: The Blues; Federal health benefits; Dental benefits; Dental service company; What is dental insurance?; Antitrust; Conclusion; Further reading; CHAPTER 2: Dental benefits: Get it done; Introduction; Dental benefits; Participating provider agreement; Dental claim form (American Dental Association); CDT code
Exclusion and limitationElectronic claim submission; Code Maintenance Committee; Nondentist provider; Diagnosis code; Conclusion; CHAPTER 3: Dental benefits; Introduction; Get it right; Participating provider agreement; Dentist and dental plan design; Dental plan contract; Dental claim process; Electronic services; Claim filing tips; Desktop procedures; Conclusion; PART II: Dental Claim System; CHAPTER 4: Patient-centered practice; Introduction; Key to transform the health-care system; Transformation: Impact on dentistry; Transformation: Evidence in health care and dentistry
Oral health-care delivery modelOrganizational structure: Opportunity; Patient-centered care: Competitive advantage; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 5: Streamlined dental practice; Introduction; Private practice; Airline analytics; Sarrell Dental Center; Quality; Social determinant of health; Conclusion; CHAPTER 6: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Introduction; Health-care insurance marketplace; ACA; Key provisions; ACA essential health benefits; Medicaid expansion; ACA funding; Drivers of health-care reform; ACA quality and outcome; ACA themes; Actuarial value; ACA dental benefit
Impact on dentistryCost of care; ACA implication for dentists; Conclusion; References; PART III: Competitive Strategies; CHAPTER 7: Ethics and ethical behavior; Introduction; What is a profession?; Situational ethics; Dentist as expert; Owner versus employee; Dental board; Value of treatment alternatives; Social media and ethical behavior; Future of dental ethics; Conclusion; Reference; CHAPTER 8: Stay out of trouble; Introduction; Fraud, waste, and abuse; Bad behavior; Who's looking?; Fraud, waste, and abuse in your office; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 9: Analysis to action; Introduction
PremiseCompetition; Information; Small private practice; Group practice; Group practice system; Safety Net System (SNS); Organized dentistry; Quality; Teledentistry; Integrator: Organized dentistry; Integrator: IPA; Integrator: IT company; Conclusion; Index; End User License Agreement
Summary Dental Benefits and Practice Management: A Guide for Successful Practices is a practical tool that helps you manage your office in tune with the realities of modern dental practice.-Written by both dentists and insurance industry professionals -Practical explanations to effectively and legally process claims -Describes the changes in dental practice management to make your practice patient centered -Competitive strategies for dentists and organizations
Notes Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 22, 2016)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Dental insurance -- United States
Dentistry -- Practice -- United States -- Management
MEDICAL -- Dentistry -- General.
Dental insurance.
Dentistry -- Practice -- Management.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781118980361