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LocalMed Partners with United Concordia Dental To Offer Discounts On Online Patient Scheduling

Posted on January 22, 2014

Baton Rouge, LA (January 21, 2014) – 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.

“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 percent 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.”

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 http://www.localmed.com/unitedconcordia.

 

About LocalMed

Based in Baton Rouge, La., LocalMed’s online and mobile technology platform allows patients to find, schedule and remember doctor and dentist appointments. LocalMed applications allow access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, enabling patients to schedule appointments at their convenience. LocalMed also helps physicians and dentists attract new patients through a marketing and technology platform. LocalMed’s online and mobile applications enable real-time scheduling, freeing up staff at medical offices and automating appointment reminders to patients – a process that ensures fewer no-shows. LocalMed also provides online tools to help medical practices track their return on investment. For more information about Localmed, please visit http://www.localmed.com.

 

About United Concordia

United Concordia is a leading national dental carrier that delivers high-quality, cost-effective dental programs. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., the company has more than six million members, a network of more than 98,700 unique dentists at 237,900 access points nationwide , an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating and is licensed in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. United Concordia has a company-wide dedication and commitment to superior customer service, which is evident in the design, implementation, administration and servicing of its dental benefits programs. For more information about United Concordia products, visit http://www.UnitedConcordia.com.