Healthcode, the official clearing organisation for electronic medical bills, has postponed the introduction of charges for its Invoice Clearing Service because of the uncertainty caused by the second coronavirus lockdown.
The charges for practitioners and clinics will now be introduced in 2021. In the interim, electronic bills can be submitted free-of-charge to PMIs through Healthcode’s secure Clearing Service which then validates them in accordance with the relevant insurer’s rules and presents them ready for processing and payment.
Healthcode’s Managing Director, Peter Connor, commented: “Healthcode’s customers in the independent healthcare sector currently have to contend with the renewal of lockdown and the ongoing business uncertainty caused by this unprecedented health crisis. In these circumstances, we feel the right course is to defer the implementation of charges for the Clearing Service at this time. We cannot sustainably delay charging indefinitely but will continue to monitor the situation and update customers in the New Year.”