This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 550.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
With the recent and continuing changes in dental care delivery models and reimbursement, clear communication skills, sound business principles and predictable clinical outcomes will help you and your team share greater rewards. Mark’s fresh perspective on personal and practice management, his expertise as Lead Faculty for Mercer Advisors and 30 years of involvement with the Pankey Institute make this a unique learning opportunity. This program will help you and your team be more aligned towards the practice vision and mission. The shift from traditional dental insurance to over 80% of reimbursement models being PPOs has had a cataclysmic impact on patient health, workplace stress and dental incomes. Mark shares a Six Step process providing scripts, letters and trackers that will help you towards greater independence from insurance. You will use simple spreadsheets to analyze your situation and manage the risk as you re-evolve. Predictable and focused growth matrices can provide replacement patients and income that will allow broader choices regarding participation. Build appropriate value propositions and share them with patients so they understand what insurance is and isn't. Many (not all) will stay even if you do not participate with their discounted fee plan. Those we serve make choices everyday regarding higher valued products and services. By understanding and applying sound business principles, strategies and metrics you can take back your practice, help more patients choose health and thrive.
Description of Speaker:
Mark is the Principal of FunktionalTracker.com, Lead Faculty for Clinical Education at ProSomnus Sleep Technologies, serves on the Guest Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and as a Regular Presenter on Business Development, Practice Management and Leadership at the Pankey Institute. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Pankey Institute, National Association of Dental Laboratories, the Identalloy Council, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, St. Vincent DePaul's Dental Center and the Dental Advisor. He lectures internationally on Leadership, Practice Management, Communication, Case Acceptance, Planning, Occlusion, Sleep and TMD. He has a knack for presenting pertinent information in an entertaining manner.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Help Align the Communication, Business and Clinical systems in your practice
- Reduce Reliance from Third Party Reimbursement Model
- Strengthen Leadership, Management and Business Planning skills
- Measure and Manage the right Metrics Critical to Sustainable Success
- Measure, monitor and manage the impact of reimbursement decay in your practice
- Choose behaviors and communications that support better patient education and choice.
- Help patients understand the true role of dental ‘insurance'.
- Develop a personalized plan and timeline to take back your practice.
In the past 12 months, the lecturer/speaker declare that they have had a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation within the field of dentistry or health care with the following: Prosomnus.
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Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
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or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education