Outsourced Dental Billing Disadvantages are Huge!
Outsourced dental billing disadvantages outweigh the benefits. In fact, I find it hard to grasp an advantage. Although I talk to dental practice managers who make this decision. Because it seems like a logical solution to their problem.
Pay someone else to handle it. Get rid of it. Make it go away. In fact, dentists will pay to make this problem go away.
But does it really go away? Or does it just open the door to a more costly “problem”? I’ll let you be the judge of that. But here’s what I think!
Believe in Yourself and Your Team!
Who would you trust with your money more than your team? This is an issue that is near and dear to everyone. And that includes your patients too! Private information is private information for a reason. And the more we hand over, the more we lose control.
Patients may think we are incompetent in financial matters. And have questions about who handles our billing. And how we chose the company. And why? All are valid questions.
Our dental team may also believe it’s beyond their abilities. Because it’s a task they don’t manage. Even when we inform them it’s to help lighten their load. Still, there is room for doubt.
Build Your Team & Patient Trust
It’s not rocket science. It’s really not complicated. There is a language and a system to learn. However, it’s something dental teams can do with confidence.
Perhaps you just need a new system. And a way to learn the best ways to manage claims and patient statements. But you want to own this piece of your practice. 100%!
Stop and think about the cost to outsource your dental office billing. And the time investment. Because there is both here. This issue hasn’t truly gone anywhere. Now, think about pouring that time and money into your team!
Once the team learns the system and language, it’s done! There is no ongoing cost to you. It’s done. In fact, the team continues to learn as they go along. And the patients do as well! Because the team is able to educate patients. Which also benefits you!
Outsourced Dental Billing Disadvantages Grow!
It’s time to get a tighter grip on your practice finances. Cut some costs. Grow your team! Increase your collections. And you can do it all from your practice while you work!