New Delhi: If you want to get easy reimbursement of the cost incurred on your treatment by the health insurance companies, rethink over it whether hospital, nursing home or other medical institution fulfils the quality standards or not?

During a meeting held in the Finance Ministry last week, the Insurance Companies apprised the government about the technical hurdles being faced by them. The insurers are annoyed with the hospitals over expensive treatment and inflated bills.

The insurance companies have already exempted several hospitals from their panel on charge of giving inflated bills to the patients.

Taking a serious note over the issue, the government asked the Quality Council of India (QCI) to frame guidelines which will not only provide quality treatment for the patients but also ensure transparency in the functioning of hospitals.

The QCI proposed that patients would be entitled to get the reimbursement if they undergo treatment at the hospitals and other medical institutions accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH).

But simultaneously, the QCI will face obstacle in providing accreditation to 80, 000 such medical institutions.

QCI general secretary Dr Giridhar J Gyani said, “The council is not in a position to give accreditation to all the hospitals. The country has only 138 NABH accredited hospitals.”

“The other option is to prepare a check list through which these hospitals can be certified. The insurance companies will be in position to include these certified hospitals in their panel,” informed Gyani.

JPN/Bureau