We have now added the option for any patient (private or belonging to a clinic) to pay for treatments or services themselves (self-funded) that the clinic ordinarily wouldn’t pay for.
If you are a patient who normally pays for all treatments and services, this will not affect you. However, if your NHS Trust has been paying up to now or if you belong to private clinic, it’s possible you will be invoiced separately for treatments such as ongoing therapy, long term prescriptions, etc. If the invoice relates to a consultation this will need to be paid in advance, otherwise the consultation cannot be approved.
Notes for PUK Admins:
To ensure that a patient receives a ‘self-funded’ invoice it is important to make sure the following are in place:
- The treatment that the patient is going to be invoiced for is related to a ‘Self-Funded’ clinic (Clinics > Clinic Name >Edit)
- If a patient is going to be charged for a service, then that service (billable item) must be related to a ‘Self-Funded’ clinic (Billable Items > Billable Item Name >Edit)
- Before making an appointment, the patient’s treatment must be changed to the ‘Self-Funded’ treatment (Patients > Patient Name > Treatment)
- Their Principal Psychiatrist (Principal Clinician) must be able to provide the ‘Self-Funded’ treatment (Staff > Staff Name > Services.
If the appointment is for a therapy treatment, the patient’s ‘Principal Psychiatrist’ (Principal Clinician) should be switched to the therapist before making the appointment (Patients > Patient Name > Principal Psychiatrist [Principal Clinician]) This allows the appointment to correctly show in the therapist’s calendar and ensures the correct staff member will be paid.