Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top 10 Blog Posts of the Year!

Top 10 Blog Posts of the Year . . . Enjoy them for the first time or great second read.  

  1. In a busy office, finding appointment time can be time-consuming and frustrating. Most scheduling coordinators I work with have created a system of using the day or week view, looking for open time. As you flip the red arrow moving forward and then forward again, the anxiety level starts to go up as your patient sits on the phone with you while you look for the first open time slot.  CLICK HERE to read full article.
  2. Today, I want to talk about some more scheduling shortcuts. When I am working one-on-one with team members, I often watch as they click, click, click, click and click again just to find out when the next appointment is or find out when the next family members’ appointments are. It’s exhausting for me to watch, let alone for the person doing all the clicking. Let’s look at a couple shortcuts. CLICK HERE to read full article.
  3. Last week, I attended the AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Management) annual conference and I have learned about many new products and services that integrate with your Dentrix software. I will be writing about some of these in my upcoming posts and newsletter. On Saturday, I attended an insurance panel where my friend and fellow consultant, Teresa Duncan, was the moderator between the insurance industry and an audience of office managers.  CLICK HERE to read full article.
  4. Are you interested in starting the process of going paperless but you have an older scanner that might not work with Dentrix? Or maybe you have a scanner that used to work with Dentrix but, since you have upgraded, some of the features have stopped working? Well, I have a solution for you.  CLICK HERE to read full article.
  5. It’s a new year! Welcome to 2017! It’s time to think about new insurance benefits, fee schedule updates and making sure that all your reports are up to date. There is a lot going on at the beginning of the year that we need to plan for and make sure your practice is running like a well-oiled machine.  CLICK HERE to read full article.
  6. Every office is unique. You might be a specialty practice, a group practice or a solo practitioner. You may have a team of 5 or a team or 25, but you all have one thing in common … Post-it notes and messages everywhere. Almost every front office I walk into has colored Post-it notes all over the desk and almost every doctor has piles of charts on his or her desk. I hope you all have stock in the 3M company for all the colored sticky notes you use. Let’s figure out a way to clean this all up.  CLICK HERE to read full article
  7. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you have gained a lot of knowledge about treatment planning, case management and following up on unscheduled treatment. Keeping your schedule full is imperative to having a successful practiceand knowing what reports to manage to ensure patients don’t fall through the cracks is one of the core systems we manage in the practice.  CLICK HERE to read full article. 
  8. As you start to use the patient chart more and more, it is important to understand the difference between the Progress Notes tab and the Clinical Notes tab at the bottom of the patient chart module. The reason I feel it is important is because they show different things and sometimes offices get confused with the language. I also want to show you how these two modules work together and how you can make your chart review each day a lot easier.  CLICK HERE to read full article.
  9. Why are you not running the month end process? Is it because you might need to edit something on the ledger or change a clinical note? These are not good reasons to hold out on running your month end process.Now I realize some of you might not agree with me. However, I think most accountants and attorneys would agree that this is not best practices.  CLICK HERE to read full article.
  10. How’s the cash flow in your practice? It could be better? Collections and cash flow is a multi-faceted system and it requires the involvement of the entire team. Here are my top five tips to help you increase your cash flow and lower your accounts receivable. CLICK  HERE to read full article. 




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