Online payment for doctors' consultations will be rolled out 'in the coming weeks'

Online payment for doctors' consultations will be rolled out 'in the coming weeks'

Patients who wish to do so will soon be able to add their payment method directly on the platform, after scheduling an appointment.

It will soon be possible to pay online for your doctor's consultation. Doctolib announced the platform on Tuesday “Gradual rollout of online payment for medical consultations”Already available for remote consultations, this “In the coming weeks”. A more precise timetable has not yet been announced.

Last March, the general manager of the medical appointment booking platform, Jean Urban Hobau, already revealed the arrival of this new functionality during a hearing before the Senate Social Affairs Committee. He announced it for the second quarter of 2024 with the aim of achieving it “The process of being able to issue an invoice is painless, transparent and seamless.”And also “Saving time for healthcare professionals.”

Concretely, patients who wish will soon be able to add their payment methods directly on the Doctolib app or website, directly after scheduling the appointment. “Once the appointment is completed at the clinic, doctors and physical therapists using Doctolib’s medical and billing software will be able to make payment with one click.”, explains the platform in a press release. A notification and confirmation email will then be sent to the patient.

Patients will soon be able to add their payment method directly on the Doctolib app or website.
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Repayment “by the end of the year”

This innovation should save time for practitioners, “Manual billing and monitoring (waste) valuable time of healthcare professionals.”Doctulip thought. “For physiotherapists, who often face unpaid bills due to their habit of paying by session package, online payment will also help them secure their income.”Adds the platform. What about transaction security? Doctolib on its site aims to reassure, stating that it works “With the leading European payment services provider”without mentioning it. “Your payment information is not accessible to anyone”insists the platform.

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Secondly, it will be launched “By the end of the year”a “Reciprocal payment insurance for health professionals who practice the profession
third party payerAlso refers to Doctolib. Moreover, on Tuesday, the platform also announced the strengthening of its effortsArtificial intelligence (Amnesty International). In particular, “The high-performance counseling assistant will be launched in October and is currently being tested in around fifteen medical clinics in France.”.

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