The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that provides protection for patients’ health information and how it is handled by those who provide healthcare. Following HIPAA guidelines helps protect PHI and your organization. Businesses that fail to do so may be responsible for consequences, including fines, if data is compromised. In this post, we’ll discuss your responsibility for HIPAA compliance, the definition of PHI, and using the built-in tools in Open Dental for HIPAA-compliant use of the software.
In this tips & tricks post, find out what to do if employees are clocking in but nothing’s showing up (you can’t see your current pay period), how to close out the month in Open Dental, and the process for opening next year in your schedule.
This post answers common questions on the Treatment Plan module in Open Dental. Learn how to troubleshoot common issues with treatment plans, better organize and present treatment planned care to boost treatment plan acceptance, and manage preauthorizations.
Congratulations future smilemakers, you’ve survived dental school! There’s good news, and bad news. The good news is, you made it! The bad news? 80% of you graduated with over $287,000 in student debt. Combined with the cost of starting or purchasing a dental practice, it’s hard not to feel […]
Whether it’s seeing how many times you performed a certain procedure, getting a list of patients by carrier, or evaluating production and collections, there are many reports in Open Dental that can help! Here are a few of our most popular reports: Procedures Report (go to Reports, Standard, […]
Planned Appointments prevent patient care from slipping through the cracks, and are a great way to fill openings in your schedule. Read this post to find out how to use planned appointments to boost case acceptance, and fill your schedule.
We are excited to announce that Version 17.4 has been released as Stable. This version implemented 49 enhancements and features requested by our users! Watch the video or read the highlights in this post, then update to unlock all the software has to offer!
We feel a kinship with the rebel fighters in Star Wars – after all, we are the rebels of the dental software world. We are fighting the good fight, for access to affordable yet powerful software, lighting a path in the darkness for practices across the galaxy 🙂 […]
How you manage your Accounts Receivable is critical to the success of your practice. Many practices successfully outsource their collection efforts to a third-party, but how do you choose the right one? Read this post to make sure you’re vetting any potential agency with the right questions, and discover how the new Open Dental and TSI Collections Interface can ensure your cash flow is maximized and your practice is protected!
Dentists across the country are moving to the Cloud. The Cloud is the next important practice technology, as it gives practices the ability to work remotely, and has built-in security benefits. Now there is an easy, effective way to have your Open Dental in the Cloud. DentalTek provides a safe, HIPAA compliant environment for your patient data, giving you and your staff instant access from anywhere in the world.