LDA/LDS Endorsed Companies

Money Saving Opportunities For Your Practice Provided Through These
LDA Endorsed Products and Services

LDS-logo-2013-forwebLouisiana Dental Services, Inc. (LDS) is the for-profit subsidiary of the LDA. Through LDS, the LDA endorses many high-quality products and services that provide revenue to the association EVERY TIME you use them.

(Note: All insurance underwriters and/or agencies endorsed by LDS comply with all state and federal regulations regarding participation in association affinity programs.)  

LDA members rarely experience an increase in their annual dues, yet the quality of member services has increased. LDS revenue, generated through your use of the following endorsed products and services, makes that possible.

Do you want to do business with quality vendors? Do you want to save on your operating expenses? The following is a comprehensive list of endorsed vendors, including contact info and websites! If you have questions or need specific information regarding an endorsed product or service, call 1-225-926-1986 or 1-800-388-6642 or email info@ladental.org.

If you're not already doing so, please consider signing up for one of the following, high-quality endorsed products and/or services and support your Association!

                          LDA/LDS Endorsed Companies

ADS Transitions (Transition specialists)
Amalgaway
(Disposal service)
Bank of America Financial Services (Credit card program)
Best Card (Credit card processing)
Brown & Brown of LA (Business property insurance)
Campus Federal Credit Union (Credit union, loans)
CareCredit (Patient financing program)
CGI Communications, Inc. (Practice marketing and communications)
ClaimX (Electronic claims management)
D-MMEX EasyRefine (Scrap metal return)
Fortress (Professional liability insurance)
iMedicor (HIPAA-compliant messaging)
Lands' End (Professional logo'd apparel)
LDS Glove Program (Gloves and masks)
Medical Waste Management (Medical waste services)
Mercedes-Benz (Vehicles for purchase or lease)
Office Depot (Office products)
Profit-On-Hold (On-hold messaging)
ProSites (Website provider)
Solutionreach (Patient messaging and communication)
Terminus Investment Management (Registered investment advisor)
Transworld Systems, Inc. (Profit recovery)
Whirlpool Home Appliances (Appliances for practice or home)

Complete description of companies and contact information can be found below.

altADS Transitions - From buying your first practice, to planning an exit strategy, and everything in between, we help dentists with every significant career move.  ADS Transitions (www.ADStransitions.com) is the largest group of independent transition specialists in the United States.  Members are selected for their integrity, high standards, expertise and knowledge.  The ADS brokers in Louisiana have embraced a simple yet powerful philosophy; if a deal isn’t good for both buyer and seller, we don’t pursue it.   We provide the following services:

Practice Brokerage

Practice Marketing – We market our listings via direct mail as well as advertisements in Dental Economics, State Dental Journals, JADA, local dental journals, and regional web sites.

Practice Appraisals - practice sales, partnerships, insurance and divorce

Transition Planning - Equity Associateships, Buy-Ins, Buy-Outs, Mergers

Real Estate Services – Pertaining to the lease or sale of the dental office

Practice Management Consultation -- ADS Lovelace and Associates provides practice management consulting services to dentists in need of assistance in order to help increase practice value and eliminate practice inefficiencies and debt.

LDA Member Discounts and Benefits

As a member of the LDA, you are entitled to the following services and discounts from ADS Lovelace and Associates (www.Lovelaceandassociates.com) and ADS South (www.ADSSouth.com):

 - Two FREE hours of Practice Transition or Practice Management consulting services
(a $600 Value)
- $300 discount on all practice appraisals
- 30% discount on any Continuing Education programs offered by ADS members.

To take advantage of any of these offers, contact Preston Lovelace at (225) 927-8015 or (888) 294-8109.


altAmalgaway - Amalgam disposal service. Protect yourself and the environment. Mailing containers meet all U.S.P.S. requirements, and you receive written, dated verification of proper disposal. (800) 267-1467. 

 

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Earn more cash back for the things you buy most, and a $100 cash rewards bonus after qualifying purchases.

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Bank of America Financial Services - Apply for the new BankAmericard Cash RewardsTM Visa Signature® credit card for the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) that rewards customers with up to 3% cash back on certain purchases, all while helping support LDA initiatives.  In addition to earning cash rewards for yourself, use of this card benefits the LDA at no extra cost to you!

Here are some of the features of the BankAmericard Cash Rewards Visa Signature® credit card for the LDA, with a $100 cash rewards bonus offer:
•    1% cash back on all purchases.
•    2% cash back at grocery stores.
•    3% cash back on gas.
•    The 2% cash back on grocery store purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases apply to the first $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases.
•    Get a $100 cash rewards bonus after making at least $500 in purchase(s) within the first 90 days.*  
•    Rewards are automatic and do not expire. There's no need to register your card or sign up to earn your cash rewards.
•    Choose how you want to receive your cash.  Redeem it into a Bank of America® checking or savings account or have it applied as a statement credit. 

For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, or to apply, Click Here and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application.

*You will qualify for $100 bonus cash rewards if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Limit one (1) bonus cash rewards offer per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to new customers opening an account in response to this offer. Other advertised promotional bonus cash rewards offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the bonus cash rewards to post to your rewards balance.

This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Deposit products and services are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. BankAmericard Cash Rewards is a trademark and Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
© 2016 Bank of America Corporation.


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Best Card - Credit card processing for your practice. Powered by First Data

 

 Best Card offers:

SAVINGS:

  • Dental practices save an average of 22% or $1,480 annually in processing fees
  • No set-up fees for terminals or most online systems
  • Low Rates (debit starting at 0.40%. and $.32 per transaction fee)
  • Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express transactions all deposit together and your fees for all cards (including AMEX) are on one statement
  • Next day deposit if batch is closed by 5:00 pm CST
  • No leased equipment. Use existing equipment most of the time or purchase new equipment starting at $259 (Best Card merchants receive a 1-time $100 discount – so for as little as $159 you can own a terminal that will accept contactless/NFC cards now and will be EMV-ready or adaptable in the future). If you have recurring payments or are interested in taking payments at your website, on your computer, iPad or smartphone, ask about their online systems and check processing options.
  • Fax or email a recent credit card processing statement to 866-717-7247 (or email to CompareRates@BestCardTeam.com) and Best Card will send you a detailed cost comparison and a $5 Starbucks card.

SERVICE: You get PEOPLE not PROMPTS when you call. Best Card is powered by First Data and has one of the highest customer-retention rates in the industry. See customer service testimonials at www.bestcardteam.com.

OPTIONS
: Take payments at your computer or on your website, smart-phone or iPad. Set up recurring billings and email receipts.  ACH check deposit, ACH check warranty, NSF check collection, prepaid gift cards for referrals and other services are also available. 

New EMV
(Euro-Mastercard-Visa) chip technology as well as NFC (Near Field Communication) and Apple Pay technology for cell phone payments.

   877-739-3952
CompareRates@BestCardTeam.com
www.bestcardteam.com


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Brown & Brown of LA, LLC - Business Property Insurance Specialists:  Can review current property and contents coverage on the practice, provide alternative quotes from multiple carriers, and prepare a detailed comparison for dentists’ analysis and selection. Stormy Blair at 985-674-3886, 1-888-503-5547, or sblair@bb-asp.com.


CFCU LOGO webCampus Federal Credit Union – Provides business solutions for all of your practice needs.  Since 1934, Campus Federal has served the financial needs of LSU and the Louisiana dental community.  We offer flexible terms and competitive rates on loan and deposit products with personal service to help your practice grow.  Louisiana’s top credit union for business!  For more information, please visit www.campusfederal.org or call (888) 769-8841.

Click here for a one-page informational flier!


 

CareCredit CMYK stackedCareCredit - CareCredit, a healthcare credit card, helps families manage their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for a wide variety of treatments and procedures, including dental, veterinary, optometric, chiropractic and cosmetic procedures. When your practice accepts CareCredit as a payment option, patients can select from a variety of convenient financing options, making it easier for them to accept your complete treatment recommendations.

More than 20 million patients have used CareCredit over the last 25 years, allowing them to free up their cash and other credit cards for other household expenses. Today, CareCredit is accepted by more than 150,000 enrolled healthcare providers, including over 95,000 dental practices.

CareCredit provides outstanding practice support with a variety of free resources to help your practice, including a listing on its online Doctor Locator at CareCredit.com, which is searched by patients more than 560,000 times per month for practices that accept the card.  

CareCredit is exclusively recommended for members and in celebration of CareCredit’s 25th Anniversary, members can get started for only $25. For information or to get started today, call 800-300-3046, ext. 4519. Already accept CareCredit? Call 800-859-9975 to reach your practice development team.


CGI LOGO 2015CGI Communications, Inc., formed in 1987, is built on delivering high-impact marketing and promotional products to associations and their members.

(View the Online Video Tour that CGI put together on the LDA's homepage at www.ladental.org )

CGI has built specific programs and products that will help create lifelong clients, obtain referrals and strengthen your online presence resulting in over 80,000 business clients. In today's fast-paced world, it's important to discover new ways of staying connected to the community you serve. It's paramount for your business to stay relevant and have the ability to grow. By being a member of the LDA, you have the exclusive opportunity to participate in this exciting program.

Representatives from CGI will be contacting members with an opportunity to find out more about CGI and NEXT! Ad Agency's digital capabilities. We encourage you to consider the benefits this program can have for your business!

If you have any questions, contact:
Amy Curran
1-800-398-3029, ext. 589
amyc@cgicommunications.com

 

ClaimX-logo-webClaimX - Electronic Claims Management – Free software, training and support; works with all practice management software.

LDA members pay a special discounted rate of $.25 per claim that can save you more than $1,000 per year (based on 350 claims per month at the national average cost of $.50 per claim).

ClaimX allows you to submit claims; print claims; store NPI numbers, use the latest techniques to keep up with the status of your claims; send eligibility requests*; check patient eligibility before an office visit; receive responses electronically; view electronic responses – EOBs, rejects, alerts and daily reports; submit all your claim attachments (X-rays, forms, etc.) using NEA*, and, manage claims with Watchdog™.

Call 866.886.5113, Opt. 1 for more info or visit www.claimxedi.com (Promo Code KCI1986).

* Additional fees may apply; call for details.


altD-MMEX EasyRefine - The EasyRefine precious metal recovery program maximizes the value of your precious scrap metal. EasyRefine pays 97% on gold, 90% on platinum and silver and 85% on palladium. LDA members receive an addition 5% on the total value of their submitted metals. Call (800) 741-3174 to get an insured shipping kit. Visit D-MMEX EasyRefine at www.easyrefine.com.

altFortress Insurance Company - A professional liability company created by dentists, for dentists. To learn more about how Fortress can protect you and your practice, call Stormy Blair at 985-674-3886, 1-888-503-5547, or sblair@bb-asp.com.

The professionals at Brown & Brown of LA (formerly Robert Ellis & Associates), the LDA endorsed professional liability insurance marketing agency, have been serving the insurance needs of dentists throughout the South for over 30 years. Located in Mandeville, La., the staff combines prompt, professional service with the personal care their clients deserve. Also, LDA members can partially mitigate increases by going to Fortress’s online website at www.dds4dds.com and completing the short risk management course that qualifies for a 10% premium credit for three years.

LDA Members: Click here for more resources from Fortress, including information on informed consent and sample forms and documents.


iMedicorlogo-web-withphonenumberiMedicor is a national provider for secure, HIPAA-compliant messaging through a proprietary program called the iCore Exchange.iCoreExchang-web-withimage The iCore Exchange allows dentists, patients and other health care providers to communicate, collaborate and exchange records/x-rays, with the assurance they are in full compliance with all current Federal HIPAA laws.

Have you looked at Meaningful Use in the past but found it too difficult to understand? iMedicor also serves as one of the country's leading Meaningful Use consultants to assist doctors and dentists with conversion from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) and qualifying under Medicaid guidelines for Federal Incentive Funding of $63,750 per provider.

Perhaps you qualify but your current software isn’t “ONC” Certified? iMedicor provides industry specific (dental & medical) cloud based Practice Management/Meaningful Use solutions that include electronic prescriptions, lab reports, billing and insurance claims all being transported in a secure HIPAA compliant manner through our proprietary messaging software, the iCore Exchange.

Contact us today for a free demonstration
or
Sign up today at: https://signup.imedicor.com/lda/

www.imedicor.com
Call: 888-810-7706


LEO LOGO webLands' End - Give your staff a spirit of confidence and success. Lands’ End makes it easy!

It’s a fact! A smart professional appearance can improve employee morale, patient satisfaction, and increase community awareness of your practice. Only Lands’ End makes it so easy with smart logo’d apparel for your whole team. No one offers more choices. All the latest styles. All the freshest colors. And all in a variety of comfortable fits for women and men. Plus, you’ll have your own dedicated consultant to make it easy…every step of the way.

As an ADA/LDA Member, you’ll receive up to 10% off on products and another 10% off on embroidery—with no minimums! ada.landsend.com or (800) 490-6402.


LDS-Logo-web-frontpageLDS Glove Program - Our endorsed glove program, administered by Association Gloves, brings you high-quality products with the right fit and feel at an exceptional value, access to an easy recurring order program and great personal service. It also provides a non-dues revenue stream to your association. You have to purchase gloves and masks, so why not buy them from Association Gloves, the organization that supports your state dental association?

More savings than ever before: 5 specials!

CLICK HERE FOR A 2016 GLOVE CATALOG

Association Gloves offers more than 70 gloves from five national brands: Cranberry, EcoBee, Halyard, Sempermed and Microflex.

From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, you can save more money on exam gloves than ever. Association Gloves is offering some great price reductions and buy-one-get-some free offers. Check them out:

  • Save 10% on Cranberry Evolve 300, an ultra-lightweight glove that’s form-fitting, soft and strong. It’s now Cranberry’s best-seller and is priced at just $4.60 per 100 gloves, or $138 per case. What a great buy!

  • Buy 7 boxes, get three boxes free of the new Microflex Sensation nitrile. This glove has been clinically proven to reduce the incidence of contact dermatitis. Your cost per 100 gloves: $5.88. Pay just $58.80 and get a case of 1,000 gloves!

  • Buy a case, get 2 boxes free on AquaSoft (from Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark). This is a high-quality super-soft, blue, textured nitrile. It costs just $6.16 per 100 or $185 per case. Like saving 20%!

  • Buy a case of Halyard Health Lavender nitrile gloves and get one box free. This is one of the best-selling gloves in the health care industry. Now just $7.40 per 100. BOGO gives you 10% discount!

  • Buy one case of masks, get two boxes free. Halyard Health continues its Association Gloves special through year-end. All Halyard Health free products ship separately.


Free samples of all our gloves and masks are available by calling 877-484-6149. Please visit our website for easy, secure purchasing. Or call 877-484-6149 to order, request free samples or for answers to your questions. You’ll be glad you did!

 


MedicalWasteManagement-lowres Medical Waste Management is your local provider of medical waste services. Specializing in collection, transportation, tracking, treatment and disposal, Medical Waste Management will provide reliable convenient service to our customers with the latest compliance and tracking services. Visit www.medwastemgmt.net or contact Jordan Douglas at Jordan@medwastemgmt.net or call (888) 95 Waste, ext 810 to get started.

NOTE: It has come to the attention of the LDA that some providers of medical waste disposal services operating in Louisiana have been telling LDA members that they need to contract an additional service to handle pharmaceutical waste generated in the members’ practices. This is not the case in the state of Louisiana, though it is in many other states that default to the regulatory standards of the federal Clean Water Act.  However, larger waste disposal companies that operate in multiple states generally standardize their operations to be compliant in any state.

It should be noted that the LDA’s endorsed medical waste disposal service, Medical Waste Management (MWM), is locally owned and operated and thus does not have to contend with the same regulatory requirements as a larger company that operates in multiple states. As long as your office’s pharmaceutical waste does not include a Schedule 2 Narcotic or RCRA drugs, MWM can pick it up along with your other medical waste at no additional charge.  In the case of Amalgam, a special bucket is needed due to its mercury content, and there is a one-time additional fee. Moreover, MWM can offer a limited, inexpensive pharmaceutical waste only option for those members who currently have long-term contracts with other companies for medical waste disposal but don’t wish to purchase second pricey contract from the same company.  These are just a few ways that MWM can offer added value to LDA members.


Mercedes-logo-webMercedes-Benz - Reward yourself and save up to $3,500 on a new Mercedes-Benz.Mercedes-car-web-2015

Imagine yourself behind the wheel of a sporty CLA-Class Coupe. A fuel-efficient GLK250 small SUV. The iconic SL convertible. An electric smart car. The flagship S-Class luxury sedan.  Or any other legendary vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. But why imagine when reality is so near?

Choose from 75 vehicles for purchase or lease. Whatever your heart and driving style desire, now you can make it yours—at significant savings—thanks to this fabulous ADA/LDA Member incentive. ada.org/mercedes or (866) 628.7232.


altOffice Depot - office products, supply program to receive discounts below store pricing. Endorsement discount does not include electronics. Furniture is available at a discount but you MUST contact Christy Copeland at (225) 323-4255 PRIOR to purchase.

There are two ways to participate. Members can select one or both methods of savings. Begin today! You don't want to miss out on the savings:
1) Enroll in the program for online ordering and/or to enroll your personal card for in-store savings, visit https://odams.officedepot.com/registrations/portal.php?a=39797673 or contact Christy Copeland at Christy.Copeland@officedepot.com or (225) 323-4255.

2) Download card giving LDA members an AUTOMATIC DISCOUNT at Office Depot (no credit card needed from member, just download discount card and walk into store).


POH logo webProfit-On-Hold – Your Message On-Hold Marketing Source! - Locally owned and operated for over 26 years, Profit-On- Hold has been providing Dentists with the professionalism of custom On-Hold programming that advertizes and educates callers about your practice.  We cater to the resolving the most issues of a Modern Dental Practice. By keeping your on-hold patients on the line you can…

  • Reduce the number of No Shows!
  • Entertain your callers with Music.
  • Inform and Educate your patients about New Products or Procedures such as Cosmetic Surgery or Sleep Apnea Appliances.
  • Increase Referrals by 20%.
  • Drive Website Traffic through Social Media or Actual Traffic by informing patients of your Location and Office Hours.

Here’s what local dentist, Dr. Randall Foto, has to say about his service with Profit-On-Hold, "A truly Modern Dental practice should always use top-tier on-hold programming to entertain and inform patients’ on-hold. Based on experience our practice has with Profit-On-Hold, I can easily recommend your company. Your people work for us to create timely, topical and important programs that have provided dramatic results in the reduction of appointment on-shows and in the treatment of sleep apnea.”

Profit-On-Hold specializes in utilizing the power of our clients’ telephone systems to their fullest extent. We provide for our clients cost-effective and innovative solutions, both to educate their callers and to effectively cross market products and services of which prospective and current customers may not otherwise be aware. When messages are coupled with music, the medium comes alive, allowing out client companies to educate and entertain their customers’ on-hold.

The in-house editors and writers comprise a full-service script development service, and our digital recording studios are state-of-the-art.

Examples of production capabilities beyond on-hold audio include:

  • Web Audio
  • Auto Attendant Greetings
  • Voice Mail Greetings
  • IVR Recordings
  • Cell Greetings and Recordings
  • Streaming Commercial Free Music through Sound System


Profit-On-Hold has the On-Hold Messaging Package for your Dental Practice. They offer packages with the option to change your script and music multiple times and year, plus special Holiday and Mardi Gras music. We work with your existing phone system and provide your office with the most up-to-date technology including our Six-Minute Auto-Load Digital Announcer or cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. We will offer complete technical and customer service support through our Toll-Free Nationwide support. Plus, for each LDA member we are offering a 17% discount on your On-Hold Message Package.

For more information or to speak with a Sales Representative about your On-Hold Program please give us a call or send us an email: 1-800-569-HOLD (4653), www.profitonhold.com or e-mail otto@profit-on-hold.com.


ProSites-tagline-webProSites - Being online means more than just having a website for your practice. From how your website looks and feels, to helping you improve your rank within Google search results, ProSites can make your practice’s online presence personal, professional and effective without taking time out of your busy schedule.

At ProSites, we’re proud to serve over 6,000 dentists and are excited to show you how good your practice can look online. Plus, as an LDA member, you get a 25% discount off the initial website set-up. To learn more, or to start your free website trial, visit www.ProSites.com or call (888) 932-3644.


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Patient Relationship Management
Solutionreach is a provider-led, cloud-based platform that revolutionizes patient relationships and optimizes the patient experience. By delivering the right message, to the right patient, at the right time, you make every patient the only patient.

It's Revolutionary Healthcare!

For more information, contact Partner Sales at (866) 315-4046 or partnersales@solutionreach.com or visit www.solutionreach.com.


Terminus-cropped-webTerminus Investment Management is a research-based Registered Investment Advisor that serves individuals and businesses in the Southeast United States. Their work with the Louisiana Dental Association has aided in our service to members like you. Support services and guidance span investments and company retirement plans, as well as many other business disciplines. They offer straightforward, prudent investment strategies and client-focused options. Contact Todd Zirkle for a consultation or review. (888) 456-7597, ext. 105., tzirkle@terminusinvestment.com, or www.terminusinvestment.com

 


 

TSI-2015-webTransworld Systems, Inc. (TSI) - Transworld Systems has proudly partnered with Sikka Software Company to bring dental practices a unique receivables management tool called Dental Collect. Dental Collect integrates seamlessly with most clients practice management systems (PMS), and helps increase the overall cash flow while saving time and maintaining patient diplomacy.

Dental Collect users enjoy these benefits:

  • Collect more money and increase cash flow with less work
  • Maintain diplomacy with patients
  • Automated system that works seamlessly with most dental practice management systems
  • Automatically identifies overdue accounts for follow up
  • Flexible collection program that leaves the dental practice in control
  • Compatibility with most dental practice management systems


Dental Collect is designed to:

  • Automatically pull overdue charges from the practice management system
  • Evaluate each account and send the qualifying accounts to Transworld Systems
  • Report Payments
  • Track the status of each account and allows the dental practice to stop Transworld notifications when payment has been received


Contact Melissa Manix at (504) 481-8087 or melissa.manix@transworldsystems.com. For more information and an informational presentation, click here.


WhirlpoolHomeAppliances-webWhirlpool Home Appliances - VIP treatment. VIP prices you’re not likely to find anywhere else.

Did you know ADA/LDA Members can save up to 40% on a wide selection of appliances for their practice or home? Microwaves. Dishwashers. Washers and dryers. Refrigerators. And more. All from the brands you know and trust: Whirlpool®, KitchenAid®, Maytag®, Amana®, Gladiator®, and Jenn-Air®.
 
That’s the beauty of the Inside Pass program by Whirlpool Corporation. Of course, you can also count on VIP treatment every step of the way, including professional delivery and installation options, and free used appliance removal.

With this program you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
•    Special member prices
•    Convenient shopping on a secure website
•    Easy payment with your Visa or MasterCard
•    A designated Customer Care Team for all VIP members
•    White Glove Treatment and low cost delivery and installation or free pick-up at designated Whirlpool locations

Only ADA Members are eligible. Visit the following website for ADA Group Code information: http://www.adabusinessresources.com/en/endorsed-programs/appliances/. For more info, visit www.whirlpoolinsidepass.com or (866) 808.9274.




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