Convincing patients of the need for treatment can be only half the battle. Often, the next common obstacle to obtaining treatment plan acceptance is the guarantor’s ability to pay for the treatment. Fortunately for Dentrix users, providing patient financing just got easier so more patients can say "yes" to treatment.
The Citi Health Card, with a proven history of helping providers improve treatment plan acceptance, is now integrated with Dentrix to simplify the application process, streamline payment posting and make patient financing more affordable for patients and providers.
Now when a patient requires financing, the application can be submitted with less effort, as many of the fields are prepopulated with information from Dentrix. Within minutes—or even seconds—of submitting a completed form, an electronic response tells you if the patient is approved and reports the patient’s approved credit limit, allowing you to complete the treatment plan proposal and begin scheduling.
Another benefit of the integration is automatic payment posting to the Dentrix Ledger. The charges for the treatment, up to the amount of the approved credit, can be applied to the patient account with the click of a button, eliminating manual entry and the possibility of keypunch errors.
Best of all, the Citi Health Card program provides the most flexible and affordable patient financing available. You can offer no-interest options for six, 12, 18 and 24 months or budget payment plans that fit nearly any income. And since Citi Health Card merchant fees are lower compared to industry averages*, patient financing won’t compromise your practice’s profitability.
"Having the ability to offer patient financing that makes sense for our patients and our office is extremely important. We’re comfortable with Citi Health Card because we know our patients are treated right and we don’t have to worry about the effects on our bottom line. As a result, more of our patients are getting the treatment they need, when they need it. Now it’s even easier," said Jennifer Shearer of Gutierrez Dentistry, who is also a Citi Health Card user and Dentrix beta tester.
Learn more about Citi Health Card and the new integration with Dentrix by visiting Dentrix.com/CitiHealthCard.
*Based on comparison of merchant fees within national healthcare industry, March 2013.