Our Slingshot Plan for Post COVID-19 Recovery

Posted By

Josey Sewell


August 18, 2020

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Your "Slingshot" Plan for Post COVID-19 Recovery

The world just changed. If this was a card game we were all playing, we would suddenly find ourselves in a brand new game. The good news is...you still have your cards. You have your talents, skills, education, ingenuity, grit, and most importantly - your patients and your team. You need to play differently, you need to be intentional about your plan and your activities. In short - you need to prioritize. We know you have a lot on your plate, so we are working diligently to use our talents, our energy, and our team to best serve you. Here is our four-step plan to slingshot your practice back to full health.

Step One:

You need to identify and schedule the best patients to fill your chairs. Doing this now ensures that on the day you return you will see immediate cash flow into your business so you can get back to paying your team and your bills. We’ve worked around the clock for several days with our developers and teams to take all of the guesswork out of finding the patients to fill your schedule. Do you feel stuck in a hole? The patient finder is the rope that will help you pull your way out. Use our pre-made filters with all the genius of our logic and algorithms or create one of your own. 

  1. Click here to learn about the di COVID-19 Patient Finder
  2. Click here to learn how to create custom filters
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Step Two:

Take the opportunity to see this situation as a gift of time. With the hustle and bustle of patient care, we often lack focused time to get things done that would really benefit the business. One strategy to utilize during this time is to focus on your outstanding insurance claims. Any revenue coming in at this point is a win, and you have uncollected dollars in your insurance claims. It may not be a great time to work old patient AR as the world is coming to grips with many people losing their jobs, so focus on your insurance claims. Use the tools in our Collections board to get started. 

  1. Claims aging video link

Step Three:

When the red light of this pandemic turns green, you can come off that line like a Ferrari or like a Ford Focus. Our guess is, you want to put the pedal to the metal. The speed at which you return will depend heavily on your schedule. We’ve put the best patients at your fingertips and now all you need to do is get them scheduled. LocalMed, our real-time online scheduling platform (that writes directly into your practice management system) will empower your team to get tools in patients’ hands where they can schedule their own appointment rather than relying on phone calls from an overwhelmed front office team member. UPDATE: You can now schedule patients using Local Med DIRECTLY from the Patient Card in Dental Intelligence! 

  1. Scheduling Patients In Dental Intelligence

Step Four:

Our technology is like a treadmill; simply having it in your room doesn’t make you a runner - you have to USE IT. The best way to get the greatest ROI from the technology is to put it to work. As with anything in life, you will get out of it what you put into it. We are hosting specialized workshops to get the most important tools up and running in your practice as soon as possible. We will be hosting these workshops often to best support you. Visit the registration page to find a time that works for you and your team. 

How to use DI + LM in your practice to bounce back from COVID-19



NEW! We've just released a brand-new eLearning course - "Slingshot to Practice Health" - and we're offering it to you at no cost here. This was built to help you in your post-pandemic recovery process - we're very excited to share it with you. 

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