Insurance cos, hospitals to sort out cashless treatment issue

State-owned insurance companies and private hospitals would be meeting tomorrow to sort out the problem concerning suspension of cashless mediclaim facilities at select hospitals.

New Delhi: State-owned insurance companies
and private hospitals would be meeting tomorrow to sort out
the problem concerning suspension of cashless mediclaim
facilities at select hospitals.

Besides representatives of six hospitals, the meeting,
which is an initiative of industry chamber Confederation of
Indian Industries (CII), will be attended by officials of four
public sector general insurance companies.

From July 1, the public sector insurance companies had
taken off about 150 hospitals from the list of Preferred
Provider Network (PPN) that offer cashless hospitalisation
service to policy holders under the mediclaim scheme.

The four insurance companies -- New India Assurance,
United India Insurance, National Insurance and Oriental
Insurance -- had stopped the cashless service because of
alleged over-billing by some private hospitals.

At a meeting earlier this month, the four general
insurance companies had agreed to restore the facility on
case-to-case basis.

Tomorrow`s meeting would also discuss the restoration
possibility of the cashless treatment facility.

Besides the insurance companies, the meeting would be
attended by representatives of Fortis, Max Healthcare, Apollo
Hospitals, Medicity, Johnson and Johnson Medical India and
Hinduja National Hospital.

PTI

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