Patients are the most valuable asset to every practice. Therefore, it is crucial to manage PPO participation effectively through a practice transition so as not to lose patients. Additionally, managing PPO participation through a practice acquisition can help to reduce any negative impact on cash flow and alleviate significant work for the staff.

Join Five Lakes Founder, Nick Partridge, and Collier & Associates President, Brandon Collier as they discuss important nuances to research in the due diligence process before closing. These nuances impact the patient experience, revenue, and purchase price. Before you start with PPO negotiations, insurance credentialing, and/or ownership changes, you will need to complete this research to avoid revenue cycle headaches.


Understanding the different ways to participate with (and get different fee schedules from) the same PPOs

Practice valuations and transitions post-COVID

Buyer concerns when purchasing an in-network practice

Credentialing issues for practice buyers to ensure the smooth flow of insurance claims and reimbursements – Tax IDs and NPIs

Advice for start-up practices – knowing your market - both your demographics and the insurance options



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President & Founder of Five Lakes Dental Practice Solutions

Five Lakes Dental Practice Solutions is a consulting and technology firm helping dental practices develop, implement, and manage a PPO participation strategy to attract and retain patients. Five Lakes has helped over 2,200 practices nationwide. The company is a 4 time Inc. 5000 honoree as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US.

For more than 10 years, Mr. Partridge has been an industry leader in understanding and analyzing the impact of dental insurance networks on the financial health of a dental practice. He has been featured as a guest speaker and guest columnist for many events and publications on the topic of dental insurance and dental benefits.

Nick is a graduate of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

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President of Collier & Associates, Inc.

Brandon is an attorney for the dental profession. As President of Collier & Associates, he is a nationally renowned expert in representing doctors in all phases of practice transitions. He writes the popular Collier & Associates Doctors' Newsletter and lectures extensively at his own seminars and on behalf of many professional organizations. Brandon holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, a Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Masters Degree in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.


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