Townie® Poll

Financial Management

Poll conducted from 5/30/2009 To 6/23/2009

Have your patient payments been affected by the economy?
46 total votes
80%
a. Yes
20%
b. No
How much has your monthly income decreased during this economy?
32 total votes
6%
a. Five percent
22%
b. 10 percent
13%
c. 15 percent
16%
d. More than 15 percent
44%
e. Income has not decreased
How much has your monthly income increased during this economy?
18 total votes
78%
a. Income has remained level
17%
b. Five percent
0%
c. 10 percent
6%
d. More than 10 percent
Have you changed your down payment on treatment? If so, how?
32 total votes
69%
a. No, we still have the same down payment
16%
b. Yes, we decreased our down payments 50 percent
0%
c. Yes, we decreased our down payments more than 50 percent
6%
d. Yes, we went to no down payment
9%
e. Other
What outside financing do you offer?
32 total votes
9%
a. OrthoBanc
34%
b. Care Credit
6%
c. Chase Dental
0%
d. Bank of America
13%
e. Capital One
38%
f. We don't offer outside financing
0%
g. Other
How many insurance plans do you participate in?
32 total votes
31%
a. One to three
9%
b. Four to six
31%
c. More than six
28%
d. We don't take insurance
How have you changed your fees?
32 total votes
69%
a. We have kept fees the same
6%
b. We have lowered fees 10 percent
0%
c. We have lowered fees more than 10 percent
25%
d. We have raised our fees
How long do you intend to use your modified financial arrangements?
27 total votes
11%
a. For the next six months
15%
b. For more than six months
59%
c. As long as indicated by the economy
15%
d. For as short a time as possible
Do you foresee your financial arrangements becoming permanent?
30 total votes
37%
a. Yes
57%
b. No
7%
c. Other

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