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New Bill to Reform McCarran-Ferguson Act

The McCarran-Ferguson act of 1945 has long since been a shroud that has allowed insurance companies to offer outrageous reimbursements for already competitively priced services. It was definitely one of the first steps in the wrong direction that has added to the state of today’s health insurance state.

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Two DSOs Land on OIG’s “High Risk” List

The OIG’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) was borne out of the False Claims Act of 1986 and is intended as an oversight mechanism with structured monitoring and penalties for violations lasting 5 years following any finding of fraud. Refusal to comply with the CIA results in a company being placed on the OIG’s  “High Risk” list. Recently, two DSOs landed on this list.

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Dentistry Now Fourth Best Job in US

We thought we’d follow up Dr. Christensen’s article on staying motivated with one more reason to keep up the good work! If you haven’t read that one yet, we highly recommend you do.

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Gordon Christensen on Staying Motivated

How do you stay motivated in your career whether you’re new on the scene or a 20-year veteran? Age, money, time, or really any factors that some would hold as barriers seem to mean absolutely nothing for Dr. Gordon Christensen. Find out what keeps him going here.

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Preserving Private Practice | Member Article

Few relationships in life carry the highest bonds of trust; where honesty, integrity, and partnership are paramount. A healthcare office should be a respected and safe space where life‐changing moments are shared, and choices shape our future.

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Dental Service Organizations, Why Care?

There have been a number of complaints, reports, and legislative and state health board filings surrounding Dental Service Organizations, or DSO’s over the past few years. So, why is that and what about these organizations opens the door to bad practices?

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DSO Complaint: Lone Peak Management

Recently, the Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) filed a complaint against Lone Peak Management (DSO) acting as Smiles 4 Kids. The complaint was sent to the Washington State Department of Health and included alarming allegations.

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Dr. Gordon Christensen: “I’ve Had Enough!”

Want to know about Dr. Christensen’s views on patient overtreatment, arguably dishonest ads, potential corruption in peer-reviewed article publishing, dental equipment evaluation and even public speakers and educators being paid off to sell products? Read on…

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DSO Legislation Update

DSO Legislation and Regulations: Good and Bad DSO legislation has become a large piece of the argument against their place in Dental management. DSO's or Dental Support/Service Organizations have racked up a fairly large amount of legislation and regulations...

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Practice Management: Executive Skills

Let’s talk about a couple of executive skills that are a key part of proper dental practice management; Income and Organization. Both can seem tough or impossible to figure out, but neither one has to be.

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