Cost Management

Cost is what you pay, value is what you get. We focus on both to help your practice receive an excellent price and top value from your vendor relationships.

Together we’ll create opportunities

An effective cost management strategy should not only help reduce costs, but also address other profitability factors such as total contract value, patient outcomes, team engagement, risk tolerance, and supplier relationships. No two practices are the same ― we develop your practice’s strategy with your specific needs and goals in mind, taking a comprehensive approach, including everything from supplies to voice and data services.

We’re committed to addressing what matters most to you:

  • Managing rising operating costs
  • Assessing current expenses relative to your financial goals
  • Establishing contracts, with a plan to manage vendor relationships going forward
  • Educating and engaging your practice leaders and team members

In the end, a sustainable cost management strategy supports you in your pursuit to provide efficient, cost-effective care.

Experience our client-focused approach

CLA has helped hundreds of health care organizations and thousands of dental practices navigate complex cost management situations, often leading them to achieve significant long-term savings. Our team’s 40+ years of experience in the industry enables us to offer a holistic approach, taking cost management one step further, providing the training, tools, and resources to position you for success.

Together we develop a plan to assess your current operational expenses, vendor relationships, and financial goals. Then, we evaluate potential vendors and select primary and secondary distributors. Next, we negotiate custom contracts for new and existing vendors. When we’re finished, everything purchased by the practice can be done with a contract in place.

Cost management services

  • Establishing national and local contracts
  • Developing a new supplier and product implementation process
  • Monitoring vendor performance using key performance indicators
  • Conducting contract compliance audits
  • Increasing overall cost visibility, including contract terms, spend, and usage
  • Leveraging supplier relationships to help practices achieve their goals
  • Identifying practice champions to help increase engagement and support
  • Providing tools to boost team member orientation, education, and engagement
  • Offering ongoing leadership and team support
  • Implementing additional support systems (as needed)
  • Telecom management and assessments

Experience the CLA Promise