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What is a Factura?

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on: Dec 08, 2018

Summary: What is Factura? Factura is a formal medical receipt required for reimbursement in the Mexican healthcare system.

"Absolutely essential to getting reimbursed in Mexico: You absolutely MUST have a formal receipt called a FACTURA for either drugs or any medical service. For prescription drugs, you have to have the Factura emailed to you (a new rule as of this year), plus you must have the register receipt. Not getting Facturas is the No. 1 reason anyone would have trouble with this system. This is a must," said one expat.

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Updated On: Dec 08, 2018

First Published: Dec 08, 2018

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