A patient who needed a receipt called me yesterday. She needed one so she could claim the money from her health cash plan.
The patient had seen physiotherapist and paid for her treatment. With a receipt, she can claim the fee back from the Health Cash plan provider. Alternatively, the patient could have been insured but outpatient appointments not covered under her policy.
A Health Cash Plan is designed to ease the financial burden of having such regular health checks.
They are NOT the same as a private medical insurance policy.
So why are they relevant to the consultant surgeon?
Well, sometimes the patient’s insurance cover does NOT include outpatient appointments. The patient has paid for them but requires a receipt so they may claim the cost from the Health Cash Plan provider,
Thus it is important to understand what a Health Cash Plan is and how it may complement a private medical insurance policy.