In the last couple of weeks, I have been asked a few times about patient referral programs. There seems to be a lot of confusion as to how it can be done ethically. I have been asked if a dentist can promote new patient referrals by offering current patients such things as gift cards or account credits for each new patient they refer.
Don't forget to register for these free webinars that are coming up. "Negotiate Your Low PPO Fees" on February 12 and "Updated Discussion on Health Care Reform and What You Need to Know" on February 25. These one hour educational sessions are exclusively for WSDA member dentists and their dental staff.
The WSDA's Dental Referral Program for Children launched earlier this month and has received great exposure from Washington's media outlets. The WSDA thanks the media outlets that covered this story as it's essential for Washingtonians to know that all children in Washington must now have dental insurance. The Dental Referral Program for Children offers a toll free number and website to help Washington parents connect their children to local dentists that accept their children’s insurance.