Saudi Arabia - Health insurance companies to be fined for delaying approvals
Wednesday, 12 23 2015, Category: Health, Country: Saudi Arabia
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) has warned the insurance companies against delaying approvals on hospitals’ requests for medical treatment and medicines for the insured patients and said they would be fined for any lapse in this regard. The council, according to the Dammam-based Alsharq newspaper, said the approval would be considered as automatically given if the insurance companies did not reply to the request within 60 minutes. “The maximum time for each insurance company to reply for the requests of hospitals for approvals is one hour after which the approval will be considered as already given,” the council said.
Source: Saudi Gazette