In 2015 Minister of Health, Maggie De Block (Open VLD) announced that she wanted to abolish the (white and green) doctor’s notes and replace them with an electronic version.
Now in 2018 she suits the action to the word!
Since the 6th of February GP’s can transfer to an electronic certificate and doctor’s note.
This means that those old-fashioned green and white notes are history and by this the reimbursement will be fully digitized.
“It will be possible to safely send the doctor’s note directly to the health insurance fund so the patient will be reimbursed directly to his bank account”
Also in the Belgian healthcare sector choosing for E stands for choosing for efficiency
Minister De Block says she is aware that this change will take time and effort. “But those efforts will pay off: the administration for healthcare providers will decrease, allowing them to spend more time on their patients. Also the patient himself and the health insurance funds will have less paperwork. ”
On top of that patients no longer need to go back and forth to bring their doctor’s note to the health insurance fund and the reimbursement happens faster.
It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
In every story about digitalisation there is always one thing in common: a significant saving of time. And on top of that you can save some money too.
Now the monopoly has been broken up, hospitals and medical laboratories can explore the market of electronic invoicing and will enjoy the benefits.
According to a recent article in the economic newspaper De Tijd cyber criminals are hacking company mailboxes and infect them with a computer virus so they can keep an eye on the incoming and outgoing mails of the accounting department.
How can you safeguard your business against that kind of fraud?
OptiPost focuses on companies who want to outsource their outgoing invoices with a forward-looking vision.
Therefore we concentrate on the combination of data interoperability and secured pdf’s to handle the outgoing invoice flow for our customers.
Within the B2B-world, we want to make a difference by putting our focus on added value services.
The Government of Flanders asks in all its public contracts that invoices be delivered electronically through the Mercurius platform as from 1 January 2017 onwards. This e-invoicing policy is outlined in close cooperation with the federal government, the other Regions and the local authorities.
The Government of Flanders seeks to make a substantial contribution to the digitisation of information flows between government and businesses (Radical Digital). In doing so, it also promotes the digitisation of invoicing in the B2B environment. More information on: www.overheid.vlaanderen.be/e-invoicing.
An e-voice is an invoice that can be processed automatically by both sender and receiver. A PDF invoice does not meet this requirement. An e-invoice is an XML invoice that complies with the PEPPOL standard.
Using OptiPost as your service provider:
Guarantees you correct invoicing to the Mercurius portal
Relieves you from all worries and stress
Just sit back and collect the invoice amount
In 2018 we will organise a seminar for the professional CFO, financial controller, treasurer and off course CEO. Our aim will be to introduce and inform you on the latest trends within e-invoicing, credit control, working capital management, liquidity planning and off course Fintech bank challenging apps.
OptiPost always combines knowledge and networking with pleasure in its events. Come back soon to learn more about the details and the pleasure treat.
Give us one minute of your time and we’ll explain our business model and approach in the video. We make it simple for you and take over the risks, stress, work, legal aspects and cover all technical issues. One flow IN multi flow OUT. That’s the logic way to send your invoices.