Buyers – Know Your A/R Collection Rules!

In many practice purchase transactions, the sellers will keep their patient accounts receivables (A/R) and the buyer will accept the responsibility to collect them for a period of time at a nominal fee (to help cover their costs) and remit those collections to the seller. While this sounds simple enough, if the asset purchase agreement … Continued →

Turning A Blind Eye Is Becoming A Thing

I understand the dental practice broker’s job is to get the highest price they can for their client. As dental-specific CPAs that provide seller representation services, that is our goal as well. Apparently, the main difference is the willingness of some brokers to turn a blind eye to certain aspects of developing the asking price … Continued →

Selling a Fee for Service Practice

Before the 2008 recession, Dentists strived to have a fee-for-service practice.  Just think about it, no write-offs for insurance, patients paid when treatment was completed and there were no headaches dealing with insurance companies. The most interaction with the insurance companies was when you submitted the insurance form for your patients.  The patient was responsible … Continued →

A/R related Strategies When Buying a Practice

Most dental practice buyers have the notion that the A/R (patient accounts receivables) aspect of buying a dental practice is fairly straightforward. You either buy the A/R or you don’t. However, I will cover three nuances concerning the A/R if you choose NOT to buy them. First, let’s briefly summarize the main two points of … Continued →

Working Capital Strategies When Buying a Practice

When a dentist purchases a dental practice, one of their initial concerns after closing is the short-term & immediate cash flow needs. Generally, most dental practice transaction lenders who dwell in this arena of financing dental practice acquisitions will provide working capital to the buyer in addition to financing 100% of the purchase price. They … Continued →