Category Archives: Insurance
Want to Improve Patient Retention? Offer Financing.
There are many reasons why patients decide to not return to your practice or not schedule treatment, but money is one of the most common. They just can’t afford to pay for the procedure all at once, so they stop scheduling appointments and opt to forego treatment. Not only does this mean your patients aren’t …[Read More…]
Bridge the Financial Gap
Managing the patient’s expectations regarding their insurance is the first step in helping patients to pay for necessary and elective treatment. The next is providing financial options. The financial coordinator sits down with Mrs. Patient and explains the various payment options. For example, “The total fee for your treatment, which includes (provide a complete list …[Read More…]
Patients Leaving Practice…Adjust Fees For Lost Insurance?
Sally, We have a huge number of patients that have had one of the PPO’s we are part of and now find themselves without insurance. (retired or unemployed or even new standard insurance) The problem we are having is that more and more patients are angry with us due to our fees. Patients with …[Read More…]
Patients Want Discounts….But What About Their Insurance?
I am under the understanding that it is illegal to give or even offer discounts to patients that have dental insurance.
Build-ups and Billing Insurance
Hello Sally, I have a question, if we have a patient, that after he is seated, we discover he needs a buildup besides the crown, mind you that we did not originally discuss it or treatment plan it, and we do the buildup, can we bill the insurance and only accept what they in turn …[Read More…]