Eliminate Dental Insurance Complications and Become Your Patient’s Hero
Dental insurance can be a win for your patients. Help them reduce or eliminate the confusion about their dental benefits and you’ll be a “hero.”
It’s unfortunate that the insurance conversation can come with hassles. Consider those aggravations an opportunity for you to be your patient’s advocate.
Are you opting out of patient insurance management?
It might be tempting to opt-out and consider dental insurance details to be your patient’s full responsibility. Depending on the nature of your practice, it may be advantageous in some circumstances for you to transfer responsibility for submitting insurance claims to your patients.
To make this happen let’s simplify the process:
- Collect payment in full for services up front
- Prepare insurance claims on behalf of your patients such that they are the payees and hand the patients the completed forms after treatment.
You will then enjoy the great advantages to your practice by freeing your team from the responsibility for insurance receivables management. However, be prepared for a possible substantial reduction in retention of existing patients who may not want to take on insurance responsibility themselves.