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New ethics code bans TPAs from being paid a percentage of doctors' fees
 

New ethics code bans TPAs from being paid a percentage of doctors' fees

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Singaporean doctors are no longer allowed to pay a third-party agent a percentage of the fee they get from patients as it will infringe the new medical code of ethics which goes into force next month, said the SMC.
 
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15 Dec 2016 - General
 
In the Philippines, TPA payments have long been unethical. The same goes for "referral fees" between doctors that allow fee splitting. This is unjust for the patient because he/she should only pay the service rendered. This is great news fo...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz it is a great approach to protect doctors from paying a third party agent fees, it is an encouraging step which will enhance doctor's' work and let them feel how t...
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After all have been said and done, you can rest be assured that TPAs will be all out to look for loopholes to circumvate SMC's mandate and continue to prey on the not so financially successful doctors and charge their fees based on their fees whe...
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Banning doctors from paying a third party agent is a good step in the right direction taken by the Singaporean medical council. This new ethical act aims to decrease unnecessary financial burdens on patients and to secure a professional and fair doct...
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Doctors are no longer allowed to pay a third-party agent (TPA) a percentage of the fee they get from patients as it will infringe the new medical code of ethics which goes into force next month January 2017, the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) announ...
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