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LocalMed Partners with United Concordia Dental

Jan. 23, 2014
To Offer Discounts On Online Patient Scheduling
LocalMed is pleased to announce their partnership with United Concordia Dental Insurance. LocalMed's scheduling platform allows patients to find and schedule dentist appointments online, 24/7. Through this partnership, United Concordia’s participating dentists will be extended a 20% discount off of LocalMed's published rate.

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“Our goal is to enable patients to connect and schedule with providers in a simpler more efficient manner than in the past,” says Keith English, CEO of LocalMed. “Partnering with United Concordia means bringing convenience to patients and a much more efficient office to their participating providers.”

United Concordia Dental, one of the nation’s largest dental insurers with more than 98,700 dentists and over 6 million members, is joining LocalMed to bring the convenience of online scheduling to dentists in the company’s network.

LocalMed is an online scheduling platform that allows patients to find dental providers and book appointments in real-time with the ability to customize their own reminders via text, email, or voice notifications. Patients have the ability to book directly from LocalMed.com as well as from a “Schedule Now” button placed directly on the practice website. LocalMed integrates directly with practice management systems eliminating lag time and the need for emails and phone calls.

LocalMed is excited to offer at least 20% off on this service to United Concordia dentists. “By partnering with LocalMed we are offering dentists an innovative service that can help improve office efficiency and provide convenience to their patients,” said Jim Shade, Vice President of Network Operations and Service at United Concordia. “After learning about LocalMed’s capabilities and their focus on convenience for dentists and their patients, we felt this partnership would deliver a practical service using cutting edge technology at a discounted price to our dentists.”

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By connecting directly with the existing practice management software used in the dentists’ office, LocalMed displays a real time schedule 24/7. The patient now has the ability to view and select the most convenient time and date for them. Unlike anything else on the market, this is a confirmed appointment, not an appointment request sent to the practice. The patient is sent a confirmation along with reminders to help ensure the information and timeliness of their upcoming appointment.

“We are very excited to be working with United Concordia, their providers, and policy holders to provide our platform and its benefits,” says English. “We share the same goal of wanting to provide the convenience of real-time scheduling that will benefit all parties involved.”
For more information, please visit localmed.com/unitedconcordia.