On Monday, J Harinarayan, Chairman, IRDA said “The mechanisms are being put in place to improve efficiency in health insurance and administration. Expert committees of industry bodies like CII and FICCI have recommended measures including uniform claim forms, re-authorization. We are also looking into aspects related to billing,” he said. As of July 1 328 hospitals were in the network for cashless facility across four cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru. However, they withdrew from the same citing steep charges.
“They (hospitals) have renegotiated rates and as per the last count, over 390 have signed up with the partnership network,” he said.
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Experts from Medimanage.com give their opinion:
The initiatives like Uniform Claims Form, Uniform Pre-authorisation form, though look very simple, will add greatly to simplicity of administration.
Apart from the major reforms like cashless hospitalisation, premium rationalisation, the administrative reforms like this would hugely benefit the customers.