The integration features CareCredit’s Quickscreen, which enables dental teams to easily identify patients who are pre-approved or that already have an existing CareCredit credit card.
CareCredit is now integrated into Open Dental practice management software version 20.3. The new integration is designed to help practice teams save time, increase productivity and provide patients with a financing option in order to make it easier for them to move forward with recommended treatment.
The integration features CareCredit’s Quickscreen, which enables dental teams to easily identify patients who are pre-approved or that already have an existing CareCredit credit card directly from the Calendar or Family Module—even before they visit the office. Knowing who is already approved for CareCredit and who already has a card can help make the financial conversation easier.
Additionally, practices can now process transactions directly from the Patient Account Screen and have them automatically post back to the ledger, helping to save time and minimize human error. Helping patients apply for CareCredit is also easier. When a patient wants to apply, the patient information is automatically transferred to the CareCredit application, so all the team has to do is complete a few fields of information from the patient and click “submit” to receive a credit decision within seconds.
“Providing solutions that can help practices streamline processes, enhance productivity and help patients move forward with care, is imperative—especially in today’s environment,” said Doug Hammond, senior vice president and general manager of CareCredit. “CareCredit’s integration into Open Dental practice management software is an important part of our ongoing commitment to respond to the needs of the dental community by giving practices easy access to a financing solution that helps remove barriers to recommended care.”
Nathan Sparks, who is chief executive officer of Open Dental, added: “As practices continue their efforts to ramp up and address the needs of their patients, CareCredit’s integration into the latest version of Open Dental software simply made sense. We know providers rely on our practice management software to effectively manage their business and service their patients. Being able to access CareCredit directly through the Open Dental software helps them to achieve that goal.”