General Insurance Council working on a common empanelment platform for hospitals soon

The General Insurance Council, the industry body of non-life insurers, is working towards creation of a common empanelment platform for hospitals .

The objective of the platform is to make the empanelment process of hospitals smooth and also to increase the share of cashless in the overall insurance claims.

“We want to create a platform for common empanelment of hospitals. There are 30 different insurance companies and 30 different platforms. Hospitals have to go through different processes and requirements of insurance companies for empanelment, which has become a pain point,” Council’s Executive Committee member S Prakash said.

The platform will be handled by National Health Authority and insurance regulator IRDAI. It will give a common and transparent IT platform, where hospitals can apply for empanelment.

The council is also looking to take actions, including suspension of cashless facilities, on hospitals that are involved in any fraudulent activity for raising health insurance claims, he said.

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