Townie® Poll

Patient Financing and Dental Insurance

Poll conducted from 10/16/2012 To 11/9/2012

Are you a participating provider with any insurance companies?
369 total votes
66%
Yes
34%
No
If a treatment plan is in excess of $3,000, what are your patients more likely to do?
250 total votes
21%
Finance it with an outside company
50%
Do it in stages and pay for it themselves
29%
Defer as much as possible
How many dental insurance plans are you registered as a provider?
252 total votes
26%
None
24%
1-3
24%
4-6
26%
7+
The number in question 3 is _____________ it was in 2009.
241 total votes
24%
Higher than
10%
Lower than
66%
The same as
What is your most common issue with rejected claims?
229 total votes
29%
Missing X-ray
8%
Missing perio charting
60%
Missing written explanation for treatment
3%
Missing photo
Have you been audited by any insurance companies in the last 12 months?
244 total votes
4%
Yes
96%
No
Do you offer in-office payment plans (without outside financing)?
245 total votes
53%
Yes
47%
No
One area of coverage that insurance companies should increase is ______. (Write in.)
0 total votes
What percentage of insurance claims do you file electronically?
248 total votes
15%
None
3%
1-10%
3%
11-35%
7%
36-75%
73%
75% +
What is your prime objective when considering a technology purchase for your practice?
242 total votes
43%
Ability to prove ROI
27%
It will make my life easier
22%
It will make patient experience better
7%
It will make patient experience better Tax benefits

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