Townie® Poll

Patient Financing

Poll conducted from 7/10/2012 To 8/13/2012

In the last three years, what is the primary way you have changed your patient financing?
37 total votes
54%
Lowered down payments
8%
Extended treatment times
3%
Lowered treatment fees
8%
Instituted auto draft requirements
27%
I haven't changed patient financing
Do you have a mechanism for assessing families' credit worthiness (credit checks, etc.)
29 total votes
21%
Yes
79%
No
Do you REQUIRE autodraft for all patients?
28 total votes
21%
Yes
79%
No
What is you average your down payment for clear aligner therapy?
28 total votes
21%
$500
0%
$750
21%
$1,000
21%
$1,250
25%
$1,500
11%
$2,000
How often do you use third-party patient financing? (Carecredit, Springstone, Vanco etc.)
29 total votes
76%
<5%
14%
10%
3%
15%
7%
20%
0%
25%
0%
30%
0%
35%
0%
>40%
What is your NSF (non-sufficient funds, returned checks, etc.) fee you charge?
28 total votes
18%
I don't have one
4%
$10
39%
$20
29%
$30
4%
$40
7%
>$40
How delinquent must a patient be in order to start the dismissal process?
29 total votes
7%
>30 days
14%
>60 days
38%
>90 days
17%
>120 days
24%
I would never dismiss a patient due to finances
When a patient is delinquent do you charge to debond (no retainers) upon termination the relationship?
28 total votes
21%
Yes
79%
No
When a patient is delinquent do you charge to debond and deliver retainers upon termination the relationship?
28 total votes
25%
Yes
75%
No

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