Award-Winning Texas Dental Practice Offers New, Creative Dental Financing for Local Families

Dr. Melissa Santilli announces a long-standing partnership with iCare Financial, the first-of-its-kind to lower the cost of dental care for all Crossroad, TX area patients.

Atlanta, GA – November 5, 2019

Honey Dental’s unique mission to perfect the smile of everyone in their community truly sets them apart from traditional dental practices. Led by compassionate dentist, Dr. Melissa Santilli, she brings her sharp eye and passion for learning to provide an excellent dental experience to all of her patients. With a lifelong goal to protect her patients’ teeth for a lifetime, Dr. Santilli wanted to find a way to expand her reach and lower the financial burden of dental care inevitably placed on families. Out of this need to increase accessibility to the Crossroads, Texas community is how the partnership between Honey Dental and iCare Financial was born.

iCare Financial’s affordable monthly payment plans were officially rolled out in October 2016. Since the initial implementation, Honey Dental has been able to offer more comprehensive dental care to their patients, regardless of their immediate ability to pay.

 

“This has been a great alternative for us, instead of having to run credit checks on our patients. With iCare we can get them all approved quickly and they feel more comfortable being able to spread out the costs into smaller affordable payments,” explains Jeremy, Honey Dental’s Officer Manager.

Not only does iCare enable dentists, like Dr. Santilli to continue their mission of providing superior dental care that their patients can now afford, but iCare also offers a host of built-in safeguards to ensure dentists receive full payment for their services. To mitigate the risk of default, iCare covers 100% of the treatment cost, even if a patient defaults on their payment arrangement. In addition, all payment processing and collection is handled by iCare’s administrative staff, reducing the overhead costs for dental practices. All payments are then transferred to the dental practice within 2 business days.

Thanks to iCare, we have been able to generate $80,000 to $100,000+ in additional revenue since October 2016. Our patients feel more confident in their ability to pay and we, as a dental practice, feel protected and know that we will receive the total balance dueno matter what,” adds Jeremy.

With an affordable payment option in place, Honey Dental patients do not have to sacrifice their dental care. Instead, they can now rest assured that they can receive the highest quality (and most affordable) services they need to restore or maintain their dental health.

Hanahan, South Carolina Veterinarian Implements New Financing Options to Provide Greater Access to Animal Care

Best Friends Animal Clinic is leading the way in the region with an innovative and low-cost financing option for pet owners.

Atlanta, GA – November  5, 2019

As the cost of animal medical care continues to rise each year, pet owners are often left with the difficult decision to pursue care or to opt-out of what could be life-saving procedures for their pets. To help reduce the financial burden placed on their families, Best Friends Animal Clinic partnered with iCare Financial to offer a first-of-its-kind monthly payment financing option.

This new collaboration should come of no surprise as Best Friends Animal Clinic is always leading the way in servicing the Hanahan, South Carolina pet-owning community with cutting-edge and affordable medical care. Run by experienced veterinarian, Melanie Mokos, Best Friends Animal Clinic is a full-service clinic that prides itself on providing superior care for all the lovable furry friends who come through their doors. The loving and welcoming nature of the practice comes from Dr. Mokos’ passion for helping homeless and rescue animals, dating back to her days volunteering in local shelters in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. With a degree from the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mokos has led Best Friends Animal Clinic to be one of the top veterinarian offices in the region.

Since the initial iCare adoption in July 2017, Best Friends Animal Clinic has been able to generate more in revenue, while also enabling families to get the high-quality care their pets need and deserve.

“iCare has enabled us to ensure that we are able to provide the best care for cases where money is sometimes the deciding factor. It really seems to be a weight lifted off of their shoulders to know that they can get their pet(s) the best care possible,” explains Danarae Barba, Best Friends Animal Clinic’s Head Technician.

Through iCare, pet owners can divide animal care costs into small monthly payments without having to undergo a stringent and often prohibitive 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-back guarantee and will pay the amount owed if a pet owner defaults on their original monthly payment arrangement.

Award-Winning Texas Dentist Implements New, Innovative Billing Program

Dr. Behrooz Khademazad announces a partnership with iCare Financial to offer more creative dental financing to Grand Prairie, TX area residents.

Atlanta, GA – August 1, 2019

Published and highly-recognized dentist, Dr. Behrooz Khademazad leads the way with Grand Prairie Family Dental in providing superior and affordable dental care for his patients. With over three decades of experience and known for their compassion, the leading dental practice offers a wide range of services including Implants, Braces, cosmetic, and preventive routine services. Their July 2012 rollout of iCare Financial has been a business game changer, enabling them to lower the financial burden of dental care and give families more payment plan options.

“We have had iCare for almost 7 years now and we love the ability it gives us to treat our patients without them having to worry about how they can afford the treatments. iCare is helping us fulfill our mission of providing customized care to each of our patients and to improve their lives and well-being through quality oral care,” explains Dr. Khademazad.

Unlike other medical billing programs that often require an extensive credit check, iCare enables patients to easily set up small, more affordable monthly payments. To help reduce the administrative burden of payment collection for dental practices, iCare also manages all payment processing directly with the patient and transfers payments to the dental practice within 2 business days. In addition, the financial burden of delinquent accounts is mitigated through iCare’s innovative program, whereby dental practices are guaranteed full payment for treatments rendered, regardless even if a patient is unable to fulfill their payment arrangement.

With a short implementation period, Grand Prairie Family Dental was able to get iCare up and running quickly and were pleased to begin offering the new payment options within a few weeks. As dental practices nationwide partner with iCare’s industry-leading dental billing program, gaining access to high-quality dental care will become more affordable.

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. 

June 3, 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 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.

June 3, 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.

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.

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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