As an Anaesthetist, you probably know that last-minute patient payments can be a pain. Maybe the patient is a night-before add-on, or your billing person is away and can’t generate an invoice for the patient to pay via your usual method. Or you simply realise on the day of the procedure the uninsured patient failed to prepay.
Whatever the reason, having a backup way to accept patient payments can save you time, hassle, and potentially a bad debt.
How it works
- Sign up to a payment service eg. Stripe to create the link – read our detailed instructions here
- Patients pay online (eg. we can link from your profile, or you can send the patients the link directly)
- You are notified of each payment
- You receive the funds directly
- It’s easy to set up (usually takes 5 minutes)
- It’s secure and reliable (Stripe is PC1, the most stringent certification available in the payments industry)
- It’s affordable (no set up or monthly fees – you only pay as you use it)
- It can help you avoid bad debts (& stress!)
How to get started
See the detailed instructions here then copy the link and send it to us for us to display on your profile page. Please reply to one of the emails we have sent you (so we can verify it is you requesting this).
Please note: Stripe is an external service. The choice of which patient payment service you use is entirely up to you. This is not an endorsement or recommendation of Stripe. We only mention Stripe because it is the one we hear is most commonly used by our members. Also, Anaesthetic Group does not receive any of the funds or any commissions on fees that patients pay you. We do not even see the credit card information, as the link is to your provider’s payment page, which you set up.
We wrote this blog post and the help guide here, to assist Anaesthetists who regularly ask us how to accept last minute patient pre anaesthetic payments.