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Episode 412

Race To The Bottom or Sprint To The Top

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: December 11, 2019 | Listening Time: 01:03:00

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In today’s coaching in action episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discusses the dental insurance game, if you choose to stay with insurance plans you are racing to the bottom when you start to go out of network, you are racing to the top. Later Gary answers questions from Thriving Dentist listeners.

  • 03:12 > Introduction to this week’s episode
  • 03:54 > Something extra
  • 05:00 > Coaching in action
  • 05:30 > The big announcement
  • 09:30 > The backstory
  • 14:27 > The frog analogy
  • 15:51 > The 3 who went out of network
  • 18:30 > Nothing more than a marketing arrangement
  • 19:30 > Posting of your fees
  • 23:06 > Develop a comprehensive marketing plan
  • 25:43 > The 3 groups of people who don’t have dental benefits
  • 32:00 > Who needs who?
  • 34:46 > To an Insurance company, they see you as a commodity
  • 36:28 > Thriving Dentist Q & A
  • 36:37 > How do I get my team on board to go out of the network?
  • 43:05 > I get overwhelmed when I think about resigning from Delta, where do I start?
  • 45:26 > Is it possible to go out of network with Delta, even though they are dominant?
  • 51:28 > I need to embrace marketing, where will I get my best return on investment for my marketing dollars?
  • 59:06 > Something extra: One Day Thriving Dentist MBA

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Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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