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 smile-makers, 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, […]
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 🙂 […]
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.
Whether you’ve taken the first step of selecting Open Dental Software as your Practice Management Software, or you’ve been using Open Dental for years, we’re here to help make your journey of practice growth and change a rewarding one!
The journey starts with a single step, but the subsequent steps are just as important. Read this post for Keys to Success that will make a significant impact on your Open Dental experience.
Can you undo a delete action in Open Dental? What about editing or printing fee schedules? Read more and find out.