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Fraud Round-Up

If you read the news, you know that health care fraud is just as prevalent as ever. During any given time, you will be able to find a headline about a provider or care giver defrauding patients, insurance companies, or CMS in every state across the nation. This month we’ve seen quite a few colorful…

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Dental Sensitivity and CDT Utilization

You know the story well. In fact, you’ve probably experienced it at some point in your life. That excruciating, brain-rattling pain that overwhelms you while you’re drinking hot coffee or taking a bite of ice cream. The pain and hyper sensitivity that a week of Sensodyne can’t compete with. But just in case you’re lucky…

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Is Dental Fraud the New Normal?

As an auditing firm, we are well aware that dental fraud is alive and well in the American healthcare system. With so many American children covered by Medicaid, dentists have taken it upon themselves to begin offering unnecessary and Al-La-Carte services in order to maximize profits. Many offices justify this unethical practice by mentioning that…

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Getting to the Root of Root Canals

The infamous root canal is an endodontic procedure that involves the removal of dental pulp in order to eradicate infection and inflammation. While the term “root canal” can inspire fear in the heart of the most stoic patients, the procedure is quite simple, and no more strenuous or uncomfortable than a routine filling. Infections in…

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Our Oral Health is Determined by Our Zip Code

If you were ever subjected to the unsavory fluoride treatments at the dentist as a child, you’re probably one of many who are relieved to be receiving the same dental benefits in a manner that doesn’t assault your taste buds!  Now that fluoridated water is circulating through about 75% of public water lines, the population…

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Are you Tired of the Sales Pitch From Your Dentist?

Many times when going into a dentist appointment recently, dentists are always trying to sell add on dental products to the patient. Even when going in for a simple routine visit, your appointment turns into a pressured sales pitch! The add-on dental products to expect include: In office bleaching Take home bleaching 1000 different paste (Sensitivity, whitening, fluoride…) Rinses…

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