Going green with ClaimConnect

Have you thought about how you could participate in the movement to go green?  With major cities like Los Angeles banning plastic grocery bags, recycle bins prominently displayed at theme parks and banks increasingly reminding you to opt-in for Online Only Statements, have you thought about what you could be doing to help save trees and go green?

Forests are diminishing worldwide

Each year, Dental Offices mail and fax millions of dental claims for insurance processing.  These claims are printed on paper and sent in paper envelopes, which not only adds to the overhead cost of an office, but reduces the total number of trees, one by one.   According to Convservatree, it’s estimated that one 40 foot tall tree produces 16.67 reams of copy paper. This is the same copy paper the average American dental office uses to print off their claims, patient billing statements, and other important documents.

Save a tree by sending claims electronically

We at DentalXChange encourage you to save trees and go green with us by switching over to ClaimConnect.  ClaimConnect, DentalXChange’s Electronic Claims Processing service, has a direct EDI Connection with almost all major insurance companies, making the transition to electronic claims submission process smooth, and also ensuring a quick turnaround time.

In addition to saving trees, we can also help you keep some of that green! 🙂  Our electronic dental claims rates are about half the per claim rate as other dental clearinghouses, and those that switch to DentalXChange and use the DentalXChange Management Desktop for electronic dental claims  even tell us that their claims are paid much faster.  Give us a try, we always offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so if you aren’t completely satisfied with us, you get a full refund on the claims sent.

Other services that help you go green: DentalXChange’s partnership with National Electronic Attachment (NEA), the largest dental X-Ray attachment service which scans your claims for codes that require attachments and prompts you to send those electronically rather than through the mail.  DentalXChange offers exclusive promotional pricing for offices that sign up through us.

If you are ready to go green, please give us a call at 800-576-6412 x 467.

Try these Go Green tips at your home or office:

The aluminum can recylce bin in the DentalXChange kitchen

-Ride your bike around town, walk to your neighborhood grocery store, or take public transportation when possible
-Recycle cans, plastic bottles, and other paper products at a recycling center near you (find one here)
-Buy reusable shopping bags to take with you to the grocery store
-Use energy saving light-bulbs

Save money, save time. Let DentalXChange mail your patient statements for you!

We know that sending electronic claims saves our offices a lot of time and money, so DentalXChange wanted to make things even easier for our clients by introducing BillConnect last fall in combination with our DentalXChange Management Desktop (DMD).  We are always excited to hear stories about how your offices have saved money and gone green.

This March, we spoke with Kathy at Rocky Creek Dental Care in South Carolina, and she told us how tedious her office’s task of printing and mailing claims was.  “We printed out the statements and we’d be spending a whole day going through them,” explains Kathy, “We had any office staff that wasn’t busy stuffing the envelopes.”  With an entire 8 hour workday spent by the two employees and stacks of paper, envelopes, toner and stamps, Rocky Creek needed a way to simplify their process, and Kathy was elated when we told her about BillConnect.

The Staff at Rocky Creek Dental Care

Just as she normally did, she created the files in her Dentrix software and sent them to her Office Manager.  The only thing she had to do differently was instead of waiting for all 200 statements to print to her printer, we captured them into the DMD and then DentalXChange mailed them off for her.  It was as simple as that!

An image of the DMD Statement Capture screen

For just $0.70*, DentalXChange sends your patient a printed statement by first-class mail and even includes a #9 return envelope so patients can remit payment to you, and we also offer the added ease of making payments online for them.  How easy is that?  The doctors were so impressed with the process that they signed up their second location to cut down the tedious task of printing and mailing statements there too.

Sample of a statement your patient will recieve

For an office that sends out 200 statements a month this is an estimated savings of up to $3144 a year and 12 full workdays.  Just imagine what your office could do with all that extra money and free time.  Bonuses?  Extra days off? The possibilities are endless!

How are you sending patient bills?  Try BillConnect now!  You can call 1-800-576-6412 x 467 for more details.

*Prices are current as of June 2011 and are subject to change.  Please call for up-to-date pricing as with the rising postage rates, we may need to adjust pricing. Additional charges from USPS include:
* $0.10 for Failed Delivery Point Validation
* $0.40 for FastForward (National Change of Address)
* $0.09 Additional pages