Dental Performance Institute would like to congratulate Dr. Joe Fornal of West Chicago Dental Care in West Chicago, IL for winning the beautiful basket created by Karen’s Kreations at the Illinois State Dental Society’s 2014 Annual Session. Enjoy!!
As per the Sun-Times Newspaper dated June 16, 2014
Adult dental, podiatric care will be covered by Medicaid
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Monday to make a few key changes to Medicaid, including restoring two types of Medicaid coverage that were cut two years ago to save money.
Adult dental care and podiatric care will again be covered by Medicaid, starting on or after Oct. 1.
Both were cut in 2012 to save money. Supporters have argued that paying for these preventative services will actually save money in the long run by keeping patients out of emergency rooms.
“This legislation is a critical step forward as we continue to reform our Medicaid system,” Quinn said.
Restoring dental and podiatric care for a few more years is being made possible with $2.4 billion in new money Illinois expects to receive from the federal government. Two billion dollars of that will come from two hospital assessments distributions that the federal government provides. The Quinn administration also has submitted a plan to receive $400 million annually in new federal dollars for hospitals serving newly Medicaid recipients under the Affordable Care Act.
That money should lead to new jobs for these hospitals, Quinn said, though the state could not provide an estimate.
“This will not rely on any Illinois taxpayer money,” said State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, who co-sponsored the bill. “This is $2.4 billion dollars worth of money that will come into our healthcare system that the governor has found a way to do without raising any kind of Illinois taxes.”
Senate bill 741, which was signed into law by Quinn on Monday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, also aligned Illinois law with federal law, so that children who had been without private insurance for at least three months could apply for Medicaid.
Illinois law used to leave children without health insurance for 12 months before Medicaid coverage was allowed.
The bill also will provide additional money to nursing homes and the state’s network of safety net hospitals.
Three million Illinois residents are currently on Medicaid. More than 349,000 people enrolled in Medicaid were able to do so because of the Affordable Care Act expansion.
Searching for an experienced PT (will move toward FT) hygienist for my GP client located in Blue Island, IL. Practice located in hospital professional building. If interested, please send resume and salary requirements to Diana@DentalPerformanceInstitute.com
On April 10, 2013, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s published a letter on their website titled; “Voucher Advertising and Fee Splitting”. (Groupon and Living Social sites) The letter states that fee-splitting does not apply as long as (1) the negotiated fee between both parties represents reasonable compensation for the cost of the advertising and (2) the advertisement incorporates clear and easily visible terms – conditions of the offer (stated in the letter) that will allow the consumer to make an informed choice for purchase.
A huge thanks to the people that voted me and Dental Performance Institute into this category on DrBicuspid.com and thank you to all the voters. I am honored and looking forward to the results.
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Chicago, Illinois– Dental Performance Institute is announcing the launch of a program tailored to assist the dental practitioner and dental business owner in understanding his/her Entrepreneurial DNA by completing and understanding BOSI’s Profile Assessments.
As a Certified Partner of BOSI Performance, (home of the book Entrepreneurial DNA), Dental Performance Institute is equipped to help the dental practitioner generate breakthrough success in their business while surrounding themselves with team members who will work with them to achieve their goals. BOSI stands for Builder, Opportunist, Specialist, and Innovator, which are the 4 behavioral DNA’s of an entrepreneur. BOSI’s research proved the simple but critical fact that not all dental entrepreneurs are the same. Each dentist possesses unique business traits and capacity.
“We are looking to assist the dental practitioner in understanding their specific business behavioral characteristics so they know which direction to take when focusing on certain operational aspects of building a successful practice.” says Dental Performance Institute founder Diana Thompson.
Discovering one’s Entrepreneurial DNA is the first critical step in understanding why certain operational areas of their dental business are not functioning at the levels they should. One’s distinct BOSI Profile will help determine entrepreneurial tendencies, strengths, and growth areas and will assist in choosing team members who compliment specific business behaviors. Whether one needs to optimize results within their current business plan or create a mapped strategic plan for a new venture, Dental Performance Institute will work with the dental practitioner and their team to formulate a game plan – mapped to their ‘Entrepreneurial DNA’.
For more information, call 630.549.3224 or visit www.dentalperformanceinstitute.com