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Do Any of These Scenarios Hit Home?
In Our Practice…
- We take way too many plans.
- We take no plans.
- Patients don’t stay with us if their plan changes.
- We have available chair time.
Our Existing Patients…
- Accept only the treatment that is covered by their plan.
- Expect us to know exactly what their plan is going to pay.
- Hold us accountable when something goes not as planned.
- Come in only once or maybe twice then disappear.
Our New Patients…
- Want to know if we are part of their insurance.
- Expect to have their teeth cleaned on the first visit.
- Only want x-rays if the insurance pays for them.
- Are emotionally driven by their insurance benefits.
Our Administrative Support Team…
- Spends hours on the phone chasing down benefit information.
- Feels the need to tell patients everything about their plan.
- Wants stock narratives to satisfy requests for additional information.
- Keeps the doctor owners away from the daily EOBs.
- Has and wants nothing to do with the clinical team.
Our Clinical Support Team…
- Thinks auto-notes are the solution to everything.
- Wants the doctor to stop talking and simply run on time.
- Tells the patient that insurance is not part of what they do.
- Has and wants nothing to do with the administrative team.
- Want to do more dentistry.
- Want to get paid for what they do.
- Want to get paid now.
- Want the insurance to not be such a big deal.
And As The Owners…
- Have to keep everybody happy.
- Hear that the administrative team wants another employee.
- Knows that the clinical team wants another employee.
- Fears that the hygienists want more time with new patients.
- Realizes the actual cost of doing business.
- Frustrated that dentistry is not the team’s top priority.
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Tom Limoli is the prevailing expert on proper coding and administration of dental insurance benefit claims, with over 30 years of experience. Limoli & Associates, LLC has, over the past quarter century, assisted dental offices in streamlining the insurance reimbursement process and ahead of reimbursement trends.
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What Puts the Patient in the Chair? Delta’s “Premier” is not “PPO”!
Having lived in a dental benefit family, as well as this industry, for the better part of the last 40 years, it has been rather eye opening for me.
As a preteen-age “plaster jerk” working in my father’s dental lab, I learned the importance of early stage preparation and execution. It’s the minor, often overlooked, details that will fail a case. Skip the prep of the impression, mix the stone inconsistently, pour the model incorrectly, misread the plain on a shallow margin and the die is wrong. When the die is wrong, the wax up, investment and casting will also be wrong. At this point, the ceramist has unknowingly already failed. When the little stuff gets overlooked or misinterpreted, it has a tendency to cause big problems down the line.
The reality of today’s uncertain healthcare marketplace is fueling consumers to rethink the significance of the once sovereign doctor / patient relationship. The ever evolving role of the third party payer is now more quickly taking precedence in the patient’s interpretation of healthcare and its dental component. Yesterday’s models of healthcare delivery are not applying to the wants and needs of today’s patient base. Now more than ever, savings, convenience and immediate gratification at the point of transaction motivates our patients. However, what about the point of transaction? Can it be saved?