Monthly Archives: May 2011

CDA Presents 2011 Recap

The annual CDA Presents conference was this past weekend and the DentalXChange team was really excited to attend.  This year DentalXChange was chosen as a CDA endorsed product, so we had a great location for our booth! We had some convention rookies in our group, who didn’t know what to expect but our conference veterans knew it was going to be a goodtime! The highlights of the show:  meeting our current clients (seeing our old friends for the first time), meeting potential new clients (meeting new friends), walking past LA Lakers Shannon Brown & Ron Artest, and of course, walking by other booths and getting FREE STUFF!

Marques handing out prizes to the winners at CDA

Blackjack is a staple at the DentalXChange booth. Our dealers are really lenient so the office staff and dentists love to play. This year, we gave out prizes like 30 days of free claims, 30 days of real-time eligibility, and of course, fuzzy dice!

Shadan, Sidra & Tom posing with their free toothbrushes

When we got the chance, we walked around to enjoy the show and marvel at the other booths.  We were so impressed by the creativity of it all–Crest had a tooth-brushing station, perfect for an after lunch touch-up!  They gave us a free toothbrush, dental floss, and a toothbrush holder. We also had a chance to try their new toothpaste!  Did anyone else go to the Crest booth?

While walking thru the convention on day 2, we encountered a crowd around a booth and we could not believe who we saw!  L.A. Lakers Shannon Brown and Ron Artest!  Needless to say, we were pretty excited… even if they didn’t make it to the finals this year!

LA Lakers Shannon Brown & Ron Artest

Of course, the absolute best part of the show was meeting our clients face to face.  Many of us, for the first time! Here is Marques with Erin from Bakersfield:

Overall, we had an incredible time at the show, met and grew friendships with other vendors and our clients and truly look forward to next year’s event!  We will be at the CDA Presents show in San Francisco this September, so please be sure to come by and say “Hi!”

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We Love Dental Conventions

The whole sales team here at DentalXChange is excited about attending the semi-annual CDA Presents conference this Thursday through Saturday in Anaheim, California.   We had a meeting this morning and heard what cool prizes we are giving…. have you heard about the 42″ LG TV that we are giving away yet?!  We are SO bummed that we aren’t dentists and that we can’t enter to win.  You all can–so make sure you stop by to find out how you can enter.

Giving away this LG 42" TV at CDA

We cannot wait to finally meet the office’s we’ve set up face-to-face, it’s so nice to build these friendships with our offices so we really looking forward to finally meet them in person!!  Definitely be sure to come by and say “Hi!” to your representatives at our booth!  We’ll be at booth #709 in Hall B.

DentalXChange Account Managers Ryan & Sanam and Implementation Coordinator Kara at CDA Presents 2010

This year, like previous years, you can find us “dealing” blackjack–and no, not for money!  Winners will get prizes like t-shirts, key chains, candy (Dentist–please don’t get mad, we’ll tell our winners they should brush!) and discounts on electronic claim submission.

DentalXChange dealing blackjack

We here at DentalXChange are excited, and we can’t wait to meet you all!  Also, if you bring your friends along and they sign up with us, you get a $25 Starbucks gift card for every referral to DentalXChange that stays with us for at least 30 days–that’s enough coffee for most your staff!

Look forward to seeing you all!

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Electronic Dental Claims Reduce Costs & Improve Claim Turnaround Time

We don’t see why you wouldn’t send your claims electronically!  However, according to the American Dental Association, “In 2008, 51 percent of all dental claims were submitted to dental benefits companies electronically and 49 percent of dental claims were submitted on a paper claim form. ”  Since 1989, DentalXChange has helped offices reduce overhead costs and speed up claims processing time by being the solution for sending electronic claims.  Sometimes, even we can’t believe how low our rates are in comparison to paper claims or other clearinghouses!

Benefits of Electronic Dental Claims

We like to make things easier for our dentists.  With reimbursements being low and operating costs skyrocketing, there is no better time than now to go electronic.  The average turnaround time for paper claims is estimated to be around 45 days while electronic claims are processed in 15 days or less on average.

Send Claims with the Click of a Button

We try to help those we meet understand just how much money we can save their practice if they send claims electronically.  Electronic claims help to virtually eliminate paper cost, stamp costs and reducing labor costs, we don’t see why you wouldn’t send your claims electronically!

We spoke to a doctor the other day whose office was using Easy Dental to print and mail his claims to insurance companies.   Having been practicing in the New York area for over 20 years, his practice was really busy and he had a strong patient base— he said that he saw 400 or so patients per month!  He wanted to reduce overhead costs due to the rising cost of dental care and business expenses.  He called in just to find out how much we charged per claim, and was pleasantly surprised.

His office was spending 44 cents per stamp, paying two employees to process claims, and buying paper by the caseload.  He was frustrated with claim rejections and having to resend claims by paper when his staff made an error.  When we told him we would charge him just 25 cents per claim with his Easy Dental Software* and catch errors with our Validation Process he was amazed at how much money that would save his practice!

We directed him to the Claim Calculator  on our website to find out his annual savings and he was impressed with the savings, and scheduled the appointment to sign up.

How much does a paper claim really cost?

Overall, a paper claim costs an office more than just the 44 cent stamp; it can cost an office anywhere from 70 cents – $1.80 per claim when factoring in labor, paper , envelope  and ink/toner costs!

We’ve saved this dentist and many others like him thousand of dollars a year on electronic claims, and hope we can save you the same.  Click here to read some of testimonials.    Give us a call today to see how we can save your practice money at 800-576-6412 x 467, or fill out a request for information here and one of our representatives will contact you within 1 business day.

Has DentalXChange saved you money on claims?  Share your stories in the comments section!

*rates dependent on Practice Management Software–please call for your per claim rate!

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DentalXChange is getting social

We want to connect with all your dental offices in a more personal level, offering you exclusive information, promotions and also explore ideas on how to better your practice.  On our Facebook page, share your stories, post comments and keep up with what’s going on here at DentalXChange with our new blog and updated Facebook page.

We plan to post dental industry news and other tools to better your practice.

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