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    A growing number of patients

    Discussion in 'Denturist' started by stevo, Nov 3, 2011.

    1. budgenator

      budgenator Active Member Full Member

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      UCR for D5110 Complete Denture - maxillary $2125.00,
      D6053 Implant/Abutement Supported Removeable Denture for Completely Edentulous Arch $3561.00 @ 80th percentile in zip code 480, Then the insurance bases reimbursement on a percentage of the UCR, but if it a covered benefit the Dentist is usually can't collect the difference from the patient. So for the GP the extra work isn't worth the reimbursement either.

      On the Fixed side, our fixed lab is actually charging us more for a custom Implant Abutment than we are getting reimbursed for! Somebody must be making money, but it's not the Labs or the GPs.
       
    2. highscore
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      I have my doubts. I see it every day. For parents with kids who need dental care. Adult Dental care is returning to the bottom of the priority list just like it did in the post war era. Parents will always put their kid's needs first before their own. And with the middle class becoming thin, and employee dental benefits shrinking or going off shore, you can bet that there will always be a need for prosthetic restoration.
       
    3. highscore
      Hungover

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      phone calls from patient on tuesday

      phone calls from patient wednesday

      phone calls from patient on thursday

      phone call from denturist across the street on Friday

      phone call from patient on monday demanding money back so she can have denturist across the street who says "he is better than everyone in town"

      Letter from Association and College regarding a patient complaint on tuesday

      big scene in your office between patient and denturist on wednesday

      court summons on thursday

      out of court settlement on friday

      refund cheque written and cashed in person by patient on monday

      no money for staff on payday
       
    4. rkm rdt
      Artistic

      rkm rdt Well-Known Member Donator Full Member

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      You should be more concerned about a phone call from Mark Jackson or Tom Moore.:Call:
       

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