As you probably know by now, I love to have old buddies on the Nifty Thrifty Podcast. Hopefully, you feel like you know them as well as I do; the wonderful people I sit down with every week have a good habit of changing lives for the better. In that vein, I hope they’ve had the same impact upon you as they’ve had upon me.
Why am I talking about old buddies? Well, this week I sat down with what might be a new face to many of you. However, you probably know of her colleague: Steven Incontrera. I’ve had Steve on quite a few times but, this week, I sat down with Kimberlee Mulkay.
If his name’s already ringing a bell, you know which company I’m talking about: Abella AR. While Kimberlee might be a bit of a stranger to some of you, she’s no stranger to the team over at Abella AR—she’s been their Customer Success & Sales Manager since 2019.
If you don’t know a thing or two about Abella AR yet, let me keep you in the loop. They offer a top-of-the-line software made to help practice owners automate their collections and upgrade their billing experience for both team members and patients.
Even better, they’re all about tailoring their services to meet your practice’s specific needs. Abella integrates with your current setup to enable you to complete tasks such as texting and emailing patients directly. Your patients will be guided through the payment process with efficiency that saves you and your team valuable time.
Through Abella, you can count on a 100% chance of getting an ROI—saving more than $300 a month—and saving your team time and energy. If you’re struggling to secure new team members or make the job easier for your current staff, this is the software for you. The software is always an affordable alternative because it won’t call in sick, leave after a few months, or pose other challenges to your practice’s efficiency.
Personally, I’ve had my fair share of experience when it comes to running dental practices—small or large, shared practice with my wife, a partner in a DSO—you name it. I can vouch firsthand that Abella AR works for any dental practice, but there are cases where it works exceptionally well.
That’s why Kimberlee and I had a good talk about how the service can be best utilized in the solo office in a multi-practice group. Tune in to hear our discussion, of course. But the more statements you send out, the more cost-effective Abella is. It’s definitely a good idea for any start-up, though—Abella helps you to ensure none of your team members get swamped as you build your practice up and put in the elbow grease to get it on the right track.
All in all, Abella makes me super grateful that I don’t need to depend on paper statements or phone calls. But I’m even more grateful that Abella AR has—time and time again—paved the way for a 30-40% boost in efficiency. Trust me when I say that it pays for itself pretty quickly, and there’s no nickel-and-diming. You’ll pay a monthly fee—but it’s “friendly” software.
Many team members and dentists alike might be hesitant to change. After all, integrating any new software can be a hassle. But as a fellow dentist who uses Abella himself, I know it’s as easy as the click of a button. It’s simply an easier and faster way to pay. Everyone’s on their phones these days, anyway—so throw that filing cabinet out the door!
Also, it’s worth noting that Abella AR will set off “alarms” if there are patients who miss payments. Here, the software does all the hard work; your team member just has to click on which patient they’d like the software to evaluate.
● What kind of practice management software does Abella integrate with? (Hint: about 95% of them!)
● What sorts of practices might particularly benefit from Abella’s services?
● What kind of payment plans does Abella offer? Which ones will work best for various practices (startup, DSO, DPO, etc.)?
● What approaches does Abella offer to make the process easier for the patient? And what can that do for your business?
● How much does Abella cost?
● How much $$ can Abella save you via AR? (Hint: a LOT)
● And more!
● Waving the enrollment fee—$1,000 back in your pocket—and a 30 day free trial. Your team will be trained, software will be integrated, and you’ll start collecting money without obligation. The risk factor is gone; you’ll have nothing else to lose.