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Managing self-payers correctly?

Self-pay patients account for nearly 50% of our billing now due to the shift to patients using private healthcare as a ‘pay-a-you-go service’ – and sparking a rise in consultants’ shortfalls. Findlay Fyfe shows you how to deal with it.

rocketThe big swing to self-pay continues and consultants need to be on top of the game to ensure they get fully paid for the increased amount of work they are doing for their patients.

Private medical insurance work now accounts for less than half of our billing total. The largest second sector is the self-pay market.

The figure is an average across our consultants and can vary dependent on specialty, although in many cases it is significantly more.

The reasons for the growth in self-pay is down to a number of factors. Let’s deal with the main ones in turn: