HIB urges regular medical treatment of health insurance policyholders
KATHMANDU: The Health Insurance Fund (HIB) has urged health institutions to provide regular medical treatment to health policy holders.
HIB Executive Director Dr. Damodar Basaula through a press release on Thursday urged health facilities to provide regular medical care to health insurance policyholders as the process is underway to payment of medical treatment costs.
“The Council is working vigorously for the prompt payment of claims that have been reviewed. Payment would be made regularly by preparing a work program in the coming days. Therefore, the Council requests all health service providers to provide the medical treatment service to health insurance policyholders on a regular basis,” the press release reads.
It should be recalled that TU University Hospital, B&C Medical College and Nobel Medical College had announced that they were to stop medical treatment services to health insurance policyholders, citing the board’s refusal to make payment of an amount in lieu of policy insurance.
According to the HIB, the insurance claims of 1 million,853,000,953 health policyholders through May 29 of the current fiscal year are being reviewed on a priority basis. He said the payment of Rs 8.13 billion was made by verifying the claims of a total of 5 million 284 thousand 894 policyholders including the remaining 909 thousand 57 million from the financial year 2021/22 and the 3 million 375 thousand 837 of the current financial year. year.
About 5 million 639 people from 746 local levels in 77 districts have so far subscribed to the health insurance policy.
The Council manages the health insurance program by entering into agreements with 450 health service providers throughout the country.