Medical industry needs better coordination between hospitals and insurance cos

Published: Mon 24 Feb 2020, 6:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 24 Feb 2020, 8:56 PM

The news report Unhealthy' competition: Delayed insurance payments put pressure on healthcare providers (KT, Feb 22) was an eye opener. Insurance providers play a very important role in the medical industry the world over.
However, I believe the present approach of insurance companies discourages new players to enter. Many health providers in the UAE are struggling for existence. There is significant rejection of payments. In some cases, it is as high as 30 per cent. Besides, there is sometimes a delay in payments too, which makes it difficult for hospitals and medical centres to run their operations smoothly.
Such issues should be ironed out to make the health sector stronger in the UAE.
-K V Shamsudheen, Sharjah

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