Episode 148: Successfully Handling Patient Payment Once You Drop PPOs’

August 12, 2021
Gary addresses a frequently asked question in this episode!
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This particular topic is one of the details that keep coming up when dentists consult Gary to go out of network. When you’re in-network, insurance companies send you the checks for patient treatments. When you go out of network, you do not know what the insurance companies would do regarding the payments until you go out of network. 

In some cases, they will continue to send you the check, which is good. However, in most cases, insurance companies will directly send checks to the patients. Patients are not used to this, and this creates an unfavorable situation. Gary will share methods to handle this situation in this episode.

  • 00:00:54 – The official podcast of RIDA 
  • 00:01:10 – Intro to topic
  • 00:01:20 – Quick announcement
  • 00:02:50 – Two important details to consider 
  • 00:03:42 – When you’re in network 
  • 00:05:30 – When we go out of network 
  • 00:08:30 – What to do?


Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs One of Gary's most significant achievements as a dental practice management coach is transforming his own practice, LifeSmiles, from one that was infected with PPO plans, no effective marketing strategy, and an overhead of 80% to a very successful dental practice that is currently one of the top-performing practices in the US.

With over 2,200 coaching clients, Gary has first-hand experience transforming insurance-dependent practices into thriving and profitable practices.

Through his Personalized Coaching Program, Gary shares access to the systems, strategies, processes, and experience gained over 41 years of coaching dentists and transforming over 2200 practices worldwide.

Learn More:: www.thrivingdentist.com/coaching/
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Naren Arulrajah

Naren ArulrajahAs CEO of Ekwa Marketing, Naren has over a decade of experience working with dental practices and helping them attract the ideal type of patients to their practices. It is his goal to help dentists do more of the type of dentistry they love with the help and support of effective digital marketing.

Ekwa’s "Done-For-You" Digital Marketing model blends fundamental persuasion principles with an all-in-one Digital Marketing solution to help your ideal patients find you and choose you for reasons other than being on their insurance plan.

If you’re interested in finding out if Ekwa is the right fit for you and your practice, book a Free Marketing Strategy Meeting with Ekwa’s Marketing Director, Lila Stone.

Book Free Marketing Strategy Meeting: www.lessinsurancedependence.com/marketing-strategy-meeting/

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