Q: Can I charge a patient who does not show up for an appointment?
A: Yes, you may charge a patient for a missed appointment but only if the patient has been advised, in advance, that there would be a charge. Even if the patient has been advised, whether or not you do charge in any given situation may depend on the circumstances. Below are some factors that you may want to consider.
Whether or not you were readily available for the patient to contact the office to advise of a scheduling problem.