Self-payers can now be e-billed

By Leslie Berry

Independent practitioners will be able to send invoices to patients and receive their payments online through a new link-up between online platform companies Healthcode and Patient Zone.

They can test the service using a short pilot study combining the former’s e-billing tool with a secure billing and payment portal for patients developed by the latter.  

The aim is to help them improve cash flow, giving practices a faster and more efficient way to bill self-funded patients and private medical insurance shortfalls and assist patients.

Practices in the pilot will be able to create a patient e-bill on Healthcode’s ePractice system and send it to Patient Zone where patients can access the bill and pay by credit or debit card.