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  The Business side of things: You and Your NPI Number
Posted by: Brian on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - 01:07 PM
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(Here's the most important thing for you to know in this whole Article - you DO NOT need to change your version of PracticeWorks to handle your NPI number, no matter what version of PW you're on! To skip right to that part of the Article, click here.)

Your NPI number... what is it? Your New Patient Intake? Your "Nice Pants!" Index? No, it's your National Provider Indentifier, and it came about as a result of HIPAA. Here's what Aetna's website says about it: "An NPI is a unique 10-digit numeric identifier assigned to health care providers and organizations defined as covered entities under HIPAA. The NPI will be a permanent identifier assigned for life."

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  The Business side of things: Single Insurance Company PPO Analysis
Posted by: Brian on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 07:02 PM
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This Analysis Expert - LH99 Single InsCo PPO Analysis - was created to help you determine the financial value to your practice of a single insurance company's contract. The term "PPO" is used generically to refer to any plan for which you have signed a contract obligating you to treat patients of a particular insurance company for a pre-determined reduced fee schedule.

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  The Business side of things: YE Insurance Benefits Remaining letter
Posted by: Brian on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 10:28 PM
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For as long as anyone remembers, consultants have been telling dentists to do a year-end "chart audit" to find insured patients who have benefits remaining, and send them a letter encouraging them to schedule any needed treatment before the benefits expire at year-end. This article describes the Lighthouse Year-end Insurance Exchange Pack that makes sending these letters (and/or e-mails) easy.

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  PracticeWorks: Benefit Info Needs Reset....Why?
Posted by: Allen on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 03:43 PM
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Of the great mysteries in life, the random "Surprise!" of Benefit Info needs to be Reset on the Office Expert has to rank up there! This article will attempt to de-mystify what is actually happening AND provide a tool to allow you to clean up your data and keep it clean in the future.

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