That’s an interesting question. Many don’t appreciate that a private medical practice can fail.
And some do.
A private medical practice can fail for the same reason that ultimately any business fails.
It runs out of cash.
Whilst obviously there may be a lack of patient numbers or lack of customers in a “normal” business, it is the financial contribution patients make that matters.
Without a paying private patient the consultant will not generate any money.
If no money is generated into a private practice it will require more money putting into it than being taken out.
And that defeats the object of opening and running a private medical practice.
It is that simple.
Which is why it is even more concerning for a consultant to see patients and NOT invoice them.
The first rule of medical billing should be to guarantee that you actually raise an invoice and that invoice is complete in all parts.
Without doing so, your practice WILL fail.