AXA PPP's 'Fee-Approved Specialist' concept, which it says will benefit partaking practitioners as well as themselves, is reportedly going to be expanded over the next 12 months.
The healthcare provider has written to some 17,000 consultants, asking whether they would like to enter into contracts which stipulate that they adhere to a schedule of payments.
Richard Holden, commercial director here at Chase Templeton, believes that on the whole this move by AXA PPP is a positive one. He explains: “Everybody has to contribute to controlling medical inflation and applying pressure to clinical providers will help achieve that. Rather than going for the big bang and immediate and significant savings, AXA PPP is looking to grow this incrementally.”
“It’s not clear as yet whether AXA PPP plans to make this mandatory for all. If they do, high net worth clients probably won’t like it. They won’t be dictated to – they want to be seen by whom they want, when they want and where they want. I would like to see some flexibility so that the Fee-Approved Specialist model is not applied universally, but could exclude those with little personal financial constraints to continue to determine choice of care.”
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