Mobile Commerce

How About ‘One-Click’ Pay-by-Text?

ProPay, a TSYS company, announced the launch of its Pay-by-Text service for the dental payments industry in coordination with Practice-Web.

The service will be the first practice management software that offers the mobile payment option to dental offices nationwide. What’s unique about this service is that it doesn’t require the customer to download a mobile app or use an online payment portal.

Payments made using this service can be made at the dental offices, over the phone and on the Web by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

“The integration of Practice-Web into ProPay’s ‘one-click’ payment platform enables an email or text message to be sent to the patient, after the insurance claim is paid, notifying the patient of their balance due. Patients can then easily pay their bill with their smartphone and store their card for future payments. At the same time, the dental practice improves the collection of its receivables,” said Mike Cottrell, vice president of sales at ProPay.

From a business’ perspective, getting paid through the Practice-Web service can be seamlessly done without needing to involve paperwork. The partnership also enables low and transparent transaction fees, real-time merchant account activation and single sign-on bank account reconciliation within the platform, which is fully compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

“We are excited to team up with ProPay. Practice-Web’s goal is to provide the absolute best payment experience for dental practices and their patients,” said Samir Kothari, chief executive officer of Practice-Web. “With a full suite of payment processing capability, patients can make payments anytime and anywhere on their smartphone, tablet, PC — or in the dental office.”


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