Locally Known “Tooth Doctor” Announces New Dental Financing Program for Central Texas Residents

Dr. Reddy partners with iCare Financial to offer more affordable dentistry services to San Antonio area patients.

May 13 , 2019

Dr. Hari Reddy, a board-certified dentist known to San Antonio residents as “The Tooth Doctor” introduces an innovative dental billing plan, iCare Financial, to make dental care more affordable for North Central Texas patients. Specializing in family dental care, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental emergencies, the new iCare partnership has enabled Dr. Reddy to expand his reach and get families, of all income levels, access to the high-quality dental care they deserve. 

“We wanted to expand our ability to meet patients where they were financially, while also giving them the ability to follow through on the dental care they need. And, by implementing iCare we are able to do just that. This has been a major benefit for our cosmetic dental patients as well as those who are suffering from sleep apnea,” explains The Tooth Doctor’s’ Office Manager.

In contrast to other more extensive and exclusive dental financing programs, iCare does not require a credit check and opens up eligibility to a larger number of patients to be able to qualify for low monthly payments for their dental services. For the practice, this increases the number of patients that will receive care, when cost is not prohibiting their decision, and it also reduces the risk to the practice, as iCare will pay the practice even in the event that a patient defaults on their financing agreement.

Since the iCare Financial rollout over 4 years ago, The Tooth Doctor has been able to increase booked appointments and revenue more than if they had not offered the convenient and flexible payment option. 

iCare’s industry-leading and life-changing program is enabling dental practices to grow their patient reach and allowing dental patients access to the dental services they can need but may not be able to afford.  

Manassas, Virginia Veterinarian Notices Increase In Animal Care After Rolling Out Innovative Financing Service

Anicira Veterinary Center broadens access to high-quality animal care through a partnership with iCare Financial.

Atlanta, GA – May 13, 2019

When it comes to paying for a pet’s medical needs, many pet owners often put off routine care. However, the knowledgeable veterinarians at Anicira Veterinary Center have implemented an affordable payment system through iCare Financial to lower the financial burden placed on pet owners. Since the initial iCare adoption in July 2015, Anicira Veterinary Center has been able to successfully broaden access to high-quality pet care for Manassas area families.

“iCare was easy to implement and it was easy to train our staff on how to explain the new program to our families. Since we have had iCare, we have about 25% of our families that are able to take advantage of the low-cost monthly payment plan options iCare provides,” explains Anicira Veterinary Center’s Office Manager, Ashleigh.

Their nonprofit mission to provide superior animal care is rooted in their name. Anicira, derived from the combined Latin words for animal and care precisely summarizes what they do, every day. With a goal to improve the well-being of cats and dogs by helping them stay healthy, offering iCare to all of their patients has made animal care more affordable for their pet owners.

“It is so fulfilling to be able to see our mission through and continue to provide excellent and superlative quality care for our patients. We are very intentional in the types of programs we offer, the collaborations we develop, and our willingness to help animals in need. And, by using iCare we are able to achieve our primary goals as well as give our families easy ways to access animal care without undue financial burden,” the Office Manager explains.

Through iCare patients can divide animal care costs into small monthly payments without having to undergo an intrusive credit check. In addition, iCare offers comprehensive financing services for veterinarians whereby iCare handles all payment collection and processing, transferring all monies to the practice within 2 business days. To also lower the risk to the veterinarian practice, iCare provides a money guarantee and will pay the amount owed if a patient defaults on their original payment arrangement.

Is offering high-quality pet care to all families a part of your core mission? If so, explore iCare’s affordable payment options to how you may be able to implement this program in your practice.

Top-Rated Virginia Dental Practice Sets the Stage for Affordable Dental Care For All

The award-winning doctors at Smiles for Life Dental Care roll out a new dental financing plan, offering the Shenandoah, VA community an affordable way to access quality dental care. 

April 22, 2019

Bridgewater, Virginia based dental practice, Smiles for Life, recently announced higher patient satisfaction as a result of implementing a new, more flexible dental financing program called iCare Financial. With a mission to create smiles that last a lifetime, Drs. McIntyre and Whiting and associates, with the help of iCare, have been able to restore hope to patients that thought they had to bypass necessary dental procedures due to the cost. 

At Smiles for Life, their team of dentists combine patient-centered care with high-quality services to keep their patients’ smile strong and healthy. As a full service practice with four full-time doctors, Dr. Joe McIntyre, Dr. Dan Whiting, Dr. Kelsey Rockey, and Dr. Bryant Ash, and as a certified Medicare Provider, Smiles for Life is able to meet the varied dental needs of their patients, even in Bridgewater, a small community of approximately 7,000 residents. 

“Now with iCare in place, since June 2016, we are able to offer a lot more payment flexibility to our patients. We’ve even noticed a measurable increase in our referral rates and overall higher patient satisfaction, knowing they can finally affordably access the dental services they need,” explains Smiles for Life’s Financial Manager.

 

The implementation of the full iCare program was relatively straightforward, letting Smiles for Life patients begin to immediately reap the benefits of being able to make monthly payments, even for their most comprehensive dental work. With a proven track record of exceeding patient expectations, Smiles for Life offers treatments ranging from routine cleanings and exams to more complex restorative and cosmetic procedures. 

And, with the addition of iCare, Shenandoah valley residents will have even more access to the care they need to feel confident in their appearance and not have to worry about being looked down upon due to the state of their teeth. 

 

 

Leading Prosthodontist Practice Lightens the Financial Burden for Innovative Dental Care with iCare Financial

iDENTity Dental Studio has lowered the cost of full-scale dental care by implementing an unique financing plan with iCare Financial, changing the lives of their patients – one smile at a time.

Lexington, KY – April 8, 2019

Led by Dr. Stapleton, the prosthodontist team at iDENTity Dental Studio are at the intersection of science, art and dentistry. Offering comprehensive services for large dental treatment profiles, Dr. Stapleton believes art is as integral to the field of dentistry as science, and it is this holistic approach that sets this practice apart in the field. Founded on a mission to transform not only the oral health of their patients, but also to help each patient achieve a healthful, natural, and radiant smile, iDENTity Dental’s offering of iCare Financial’s affordable payment plans is a perfect fit. 

“Since our dental treatment plans are quite extensive, being able to offer smaller payments for our patients helps us to reach more people in the area who are in need of extensive dental rehab. In the three years that we have used iCare, we have been able to expand our patient reach. Without iCare we would not be able to provide the level of care that many of our patients need, but may not be able to afford,” explains iDENTity’s Office Manager.

Praised as being on the vanguard of dental health, iDENTity Dental studio is known for providing innovative dental solutions that are designed to be both safe and stand the test of time. By having the ability for patients to break their four– or five-digit dental costs down into affordable monthly payments, this opens up the practice’s state-of-the-art services to a wider audience in the greater Lexington area.

With efficient workflow processes that never sacrifice quality, iDENTity Dental Studio invests time into building trusting and long-term relationships with all of their patients. From how treatment appointments are scheduled around even the most hectic patient’s schedules to the level of comprehensive financing options available to patients through iCare, Dr. Stapleton and his team go above and beyond.

Unlike other, more restrictive, dental billing programs, iCare only requires an active checking account and does not require a credit score for patients to be eligible. Even for large dental treatment plans, patients are able to arrange monthly payments with a low down payment. To reduce the resources and financial burden placed on dental staff, iCare collects and processes patient payments and guarantees payment, even if a patient is delinquent on their account.

When it comes to enhancing the patient experience and reducing the financial burden of dental care on American families, iCare’s industry-changing program is leading the way.  

Leading New Jersey Veterinarian Implements Industry-Changing Billing Platform to Expand Pet Owners’ Access to Care

Rockaway Animal Hospital partners with innovative veterinarian billing program to offer affordable monthly payment options to pet owners.

April 8, 2019

With animal care costs estimated to increase by at least 5% this year, pet owners are often faced with the difficult decision to pursue medical treatment for their pets or incur an undue financial burden. The compassionate veterinarians at Rockaway Animal Hospital are leading the way in making high-quality pet care more affordable for New Jersey residents. Through a partnership with iCare Financial, a veterinarian financing program, pet owners can now enroll in monthly payment plans to get their pets the medical treatments they need.

“iCare has definitely helped us provide more care for our animals. Our families are more open to pursue detailed medical treatments because they can budget for the services and get immediate access to payment options without a credit check. We’ve even noticed that our animals are better cared for since they are able to get the wellness and preventative care they need to stay healthy,” explains Kat, Rockaway Animal Hospitals Office Manager.

Started with the mission to provide exceptional client service and veterinary health care, Rockaway Animal Hospital is lead by Dr. Sanam and Dr. Erin, a husband-wife team committed to bringing the latest in veterinary treatments to the greater Rockaway area. And, the implementation of iCare enables the practice to reach more families and their lovable pets.

“At Rockaway Animal Hospital, we strive to make every one of our pet owners feel comfortable when they visit our office. We know how overwhelming taking your pet to the vet can be and we want our owners to feel like family. By being able to meet them where they are financially has helped us provide even better customer service and empowers our families to know that they can get the medical care their pet needs, regardless of their ability to pay,” Katherine Ortiz the Office Manager comments.

Pet owners can break their pet’s healthcare costs into small, manageable monthly payments, all without having to complete a credit check. In addition, iCare handles all monthly payments and submits payments received to the veterinary practice within 2 business days.

This enables busy practices, like Rockaway Animal Hospital to free up their staff’s time to focus not on payment processing, but on providing exceptional animal care. To also lower the risk to the veterinarian practice, iCare provides a money back guarantee and will pay the amount owed, should a pet owner default on their original payment arrangement.

Statesboro Veterinary Practice Reduces Animal Euthanasia Rates By Offering Innovative Financing Program

Gateway & Best Friends Animal Hospitals make animal care more affordable, helping animals live longer lives through their low-cost, monthly payment plan options with iCare Financial.

Atlanta, GA – March 12, 2019

When it comes to loving all animals, the experienced and friendly veterinarians and staff at Gateway & Best Friends Animal Hospital are a cut above the rest. With a mission to help pets live longer, healthier lives and enjoy time with their owners by providing high-quality, compassionate medical care for pets and outstanding client education services, Gateway and Best Friends have become Statesboro Georgia’s most trusted veterinarian practices.

However, with the rising costs of animal care, it became challenging to meet their mission while offering low-cost payment plans for all of their clients. As pet lovers themselves, the veterinarians and staff went searching for a financing option that would enable them to continue to provide the highest level of care to every animal that entered their offices and give their pet owners the reassurance knowing they could afford their care.

“We tried so hard to offer a host of payment arrangements that our accounts receivable had soared out of control. We had meeting after meeting trying to figure out if we could really uphold our mission as we noticed more and more clients were choosing to euthanize their pets or opt for lower cost medical management because they couldn’t afford the care they needed,” explains Mika, Gateway & Best Friends Animal Hospital’s Hospital Manager.

Before partnering with iCare Financial, Gateway and Best Friends struggled to offer comprehensive in-house financing, finding it difficult to manage the payment process, collect fees from families, and oversee the accounts process. Since their iCare implementation, they have been able to provide a broader range of payment options for their families, while also increasing revenues, with nearly 70% of all new iCare applications being from families that would likely have opted out of the recommended care due to the cost.

“We needed a much more forgiving and flexible payment plan for our families. And, iCare has completely changed the way we approach each medical case. In the past, if a client could not afford to pay their bill, in full, we did not have many options. This led to clients either declining much needed medical care for their pets or electing to euthanize their pet to avoid the cost completely,” Mika adds.

As the only veterinary practice in the Statesboro, Georgia region offering the innovative iCare payment plan, Gateway and Best Friends have been able to grow their business and provide an affordable alternative to care that is saving animal lives. For example, in many cases when pets required expensive orthopedic and neurologic surgical procedures, that pet owners could not afford to pay in full, the only alternative would be to either euthanize the animal, perform an amputation of the affected limb, or allow the pet to become permanently paralyzed. iCare now enables the practice and families to get access to the high-quality care and treatment their pets need, without putting an undue financial burden on clients.

North Carolina Dental Practice Expands Comprehensive Dental Care with Low-Cost Payment Plans

Dr. Taj Haynes partners with innovative dental financing company, iCare Financial to offer monthly payment options for all dental procedures.

Atlanta, GA – January 2, 2019

With dental costs on the rise, patients are actively seeking dentists that offer exceptional care, a wide range of services, and affordable dental financing. The experienced staff at Modern Family Dental consistently meets, if not, exceeds patient expectations. As a one-stop shop offering about 95% of dental cares services, including dental implants, bone augmentation surgeries, Invisalign, wisdom tooth extractions, endodontics, and general dentistry, patients chose Modern Family Dental for their level of expertise. And, with the October 2017 rollout of the leading low-cost dental financing program, iCare, Dr. Taj Haynes and his knowledgeable dental staff are also able to provide high-quality dental care for more families, regardless of their ability to pay.

“Once you start using a program like iCare, the word spreads. Now our potential clients are aware of the payment flexibility we offer. This increases the level of care we are able to provide and our patients are more satisfied with moving forward with dental procedures, knowing that we have payment options,” explains Dr. Taj Haynes.

As with any new system implementation, some administrative setup was required, but well over a year since iCare’s inception, Modern Family Dental has been able to consistently see an increase of up to $15,000 more in case acceptance per month. Not only does this positively impact their bottom line, but it widens their ability to provide affordable dental options to more patients in the greater Concord region.

In contrast with other dental financing programs, iCare only requires an active checking account to establish monthly payment arrangements. When each monthly payment is paid by the patient, iCare handles all processing and submits the payment directly to the practice within 2 business days. To additionally ensure that the practice receives the full amount of services rendered, iCare also pays the remaining balances owed if a patient misses multiple monthly payments or completely defaults on the initial payment arrangements.

With two locations in Charlotte and one in Concord North Carolina, dental patients will now have access to the superior services Modern Family Dental provides, but now without incurring undue financial burden.

As dental practices nationwide partner with iCare’s industry-leading program the landscape of dental care is poised to change for the better. If offering affordable dental care to all of your patients is integral to the mission of your business, then exploring iCare’s easy-to-implement program is worth considering.

Luxury Roseville Dental Practice Expands Affordable Healthcare Options with iCare Financial’s Unique Payment Plan

Atlanta, GA – November 19, 2018

Sunrise Family Dentistry overcomes rising dental costs by rolling out iCare, a comprehensive payment option making high-quality dental care accessible to all patients.

As the cost of healthcare steadily rises, the forward-thinking and compassionate dental staff at Sunrise Family Dentistry have implemented iCare, a new financing program to lower the cost of care for all of their patients. Over the past decade, Roseville residents have come to know and love the high-quality and professional dental services Sunrise Family Dentistry provides, as one of the few practices in the area that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With high-end dental equipment in a comfortable and luxury environment, visiting the dentist has never felt so good and has rarely been as affordable. In addition to iCare’s low-cost, monthly payment option, Sunrise Family Dentistry also offers a flat-fee Dental Savings Program for both children (ages 3 – 13) and for adults.

“iCare has been a great addition to our practice to help us fulfill our mission of providing dental care that our patients can afford. We use it practically every single day. We have prided ourselves on always being there for our patients by offering around the clock services, and having iCare helps us take this commitment to our patients a step further,” explains Sunrise Family Dentistry’s Office Manager, Kim.

Since the iCare Financial implementation over 18 months ago, Sunrise Family Dentistry has increased the access to dental care for the local community and are now able to offer at least two different payment options to all of their patients. No matter the patient’s ability to pay, iCare is an excellent substitute for more cost-prohibitive financing plans that require a high credit score or an extensive down payment.

“The level of customer support we receive from iCare has been phenomenal! When we have a question, we get a prompt response and this has made iCare such an easy program to roll out to our patients,” the Office Manager adds.

In addition to only requiring an active checking account, through iCare patients are able to establish monthly payment arrangements to cover the total cost of their dental procedures. Unlike other dental financing services, iCare’s staff handles all payment collection and processing, transferring all monies received within 2 business days to the practice. Not only does this reduce the overhead costs for each dental firm, but it enables the staff to focus on what is most important: providing superior care. And, as an added, built-in level of protection for all participating practices, iCare guarantees payment, even if a patient defaults on their initial payment agreement. 

For more information on iCare Financial and how its implementation can increase dental revenue, visit www.icarefinancialcorp.com 

Memphis Dental Practice Enhances Patient Care with All-Inclusive Payment Options

Dr. Charles Spell III, partners with iCare Financial to offer more affordable dental care for Tennessee residents.

Atlanta, GA – October 5, 2018

When it comes to providing superior care to their patients, Dr. Charles Spell III and his friendly staff at Heart Smiles in Memphis, TN are a cut above the rest. After noticing that they were turning away many patients who could not afford to get the dental services they needed, Dr. Spell actively sought out a new financial alternative. In April 2017, Heart Smiles partnered with iCare Financial to begin offering a host of low-cost, all-inclusive payment arrangements.

“Having iCare makes it very convenient for our patients. With no credit check, the process is fast and we can get the patient the financing they need without taking time out of their busy schedules. It is one of the best things we’ve used and don’t know what we would do without this innovative payment program. In fact, our patients are referring their friends and family to us because they know we can help them get the dental services they need – in a way that they can afford,” explains Heart Smiles’ Office Manager.

 

Unlike other known medical billing programs, iCare only requires an active checking account and does not perform a credit check on each applicant. This enables patients to set up a monthly payment plan to cover the total cost of their dental procedures.  To reduce the resources and financial burden placed on dental staff, all payment tracking and account management is handled directly by iCare. In addition, to enhance the level of protection for each dental practice, iCare guarantees payment, even if a patient misses or defaults on the initial payment arrangements. 

Since the iCare Financial rollout over 18 months ago, Heart Smiles has been able to increase booked appointments and revenue by 40-50%. Their patients are generally healthier and feel more supported in their healthcare decisions, as they are able to get the dental services they need to maintain their oral health. And, the number of referrals have significantly increased, with many new patients citing them choosing Heart Smiles because of their payment flexibility. 

iCare’s industry-leading program is enabling dental practices from across the country to continue their mission of providing superior service to all of their patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

The Sad Truth: Financial Euthanasia On The Rise

With medical costs on the rise, many pet owners are being faced with the harsh and financial decision of either pursuing care for their pets or putting them to sleep to defray costs. A phenomenon referred to as “economic or financial euthanasia” leaves pet owners trying to manage their pet’s health with shrinking family incomes. According to the Humane Society, Americans own approximately 83 million dogs and 95 million cats, which account for more than $55 billion spent on food and medical care for their pets each year.1

Yet, as veterinarian costs have increased, on average, by 10-12%2, pet owners are often left few options, including waiving necessary medical care, giving their pet(s) up for adoption, or choosing to put them to sleep – often for common, easily treatable ailments. In fact, 2 out of every 3 pets are euthanized every week solely due to economic reasons.3 And, among the senior population and with families living on fixed incomes, medical experts suggest that this deadly statistic may be much higher.

As the number of animals in shelters continues to rise and with the limited space and funding available to these shelters, nearly 3-4 million animals are euthanized each year.4 This is a very sad reality considering over 90% of those put to death could have been adopted, had the shelters had more time or resources to find suitable foster families.

The veterinary industry has made great strides in leveraging technology to make previously costly procedures easier to administer and less costly for pet owners. However, despite these advancements in the field, the average veterinarian appointment still costs a pet owner at least $250 per animal, even for routine care.5 Without creative and affordable financing options for pet owners, the rates of economic euthanasia will likely increase well into the future.

iCare Financial Flexible, Proven Veterinary Financing for Pet Owners 

To meet the financial challenges of pet owners, leading veterinary service providers are using innovative programs like iCare Financial to lower the financial cost of burden of veterinary care. Unlike other medical financing programs, iCare enables pet owners to gain instant access to monthly financing – all without a credit check. With 0% interest charged to pet owners, iCare guarantee all financing plans to the practice with no recourse. This eliminates the medical provider’s need to dedicate resources to pursue collections accounts and ensures a steady flow of income for the veterinary practice. As a seamless companion and supplement program to current financing programs, iCare can be used in conjunction with CareCredit or any other 3rd party financing services.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-spent-a-record-56-billion-on-pets-last-year/
2 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/07/economic-euthanasia-pets-increases/7790733/

3 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/advice/animal-doctor-risks-in-sidestepping-the-pet-insurance-safety-net/2017/04/28/0048aade-2a11-11e7-a616-d7c8a68c1a66_story.html?noredirect=on

4 https://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-2017/how-much-should-you-spend-to-save-sick-pet.html

5  https://blog.petplus.com/pet-tips/vet-visit-costs/


Economic Euthanasia is an American Tragedy

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Leading Dental Practice Announces Seven-Figure Savings with Innovative Billing Program

California-based dentist partners with iCare Financial to leverage creative financing to reach more patients and boost revenues.

Atlanta, GA – April 2, 2018

Dr. Marty Lipsey, a renowned California dentist and dental business consultant, has increased his business revenues by almost $1,000,000 by partnering with dental billing company, iCare Financial. As financial considerations keep more and more people from completing necessary treatment at the dental office, dental practices are forced to find proven ways to attract patients and to make it easier for them to say yes to treatment –  Dr. Lipsey’s practice was no exception. Getting patients to move forward can sometimes be challenging when the reasons for “dental avoidance” are considered. According to the American Dental Association, the cost of dental procedures is the number one reason households are skipping the dentist.

Yet, as other dental practices struggle to balance the cost of dental procedures with patients’ dental needs, Dr. Lipsey has seamlessly increased business by 20% each year. With iCare’s industry-changing program, Dr. Lipsey can provide all of his patients with a low-cost, affordable payment option to ensure they have access to the dental care they need.

“What I noticed with my patients is that they often couldn’t qualify for credit. Or, if they did qualify, it was not enough to cover the entire cost of their procedures,” explains Dr. Lipsey

Unlike other medical billing programs that require a credit check, iCare more easily enables patients to set up a monthly payment plan to cover the total cost of their dental procedures.

All of the backend payment tracking and account management is handled through iCare and dental practices are guaranteed payment, even if a patient’s account becomes delinquent.

With their easy-to-implement billing system, Dr. Lipsey was able to pair iCare’s payment options with his existing billing program and reach more patients without having to do any extra work.

As the founder and president of Medical Billing For Dentists, a team that helps dental practices to implement or improve treating snoring and sleep apnea in their practices, Dr. Lipsey has helped other dental practices incorporate iCare to grow their businesses.

“In the last five or six years, we are very near to doing $1,000,000 in business that we would have never done otherwise. I know this money would have never come in, no matter how you look at it. We just didn’t have the means of helping people pay for what they needed. This could have been money out the door that we were able to easily save by using iCare Financial.

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