Many times, consultant surgeons have approached MHM because they, as consultant surgeons, don’t like asking patients for the money.
And from a certain point of view, this is exactly how it should be. New MHM clients don’t, however, remain MHM clients if they are in the profession just for the money. That said, what happens if you don’t ask for the money?
Firstly, most private patients are insured. Therefore MHM is asking for payment from an insurance company and not a patient. Secondly, if there is an excess or shortfall etc, most patients will pay such excess when they are asked.
If you don’t or are afraid to ask for the money there is a high possibility you won’t be paid for it.
Private practice is a business. It may be a business where patient welfare comes first, second and third as it should and in certain cases a patient should NOT be asked to pay but fundamentally a private practice is a business.
Ask for the money.