Dubai to transform healthcare billing
Saturday, 10 13 2018, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
Mandatory health insurance regulations have been fully in place in Dubai for just over a year now. In an effort to ensure that health care and in turn health insurance remain as affordable as possible for the foreseeable future, the Dubai Health Authority has been working on a number of initiatives, the latest being a new healthcare billing practice called international refined diagnosis-related group (IR DRG).
Dubai's IR DRG system was actually announced in late 2016. According to an article published by the DHA back in December of last year, the switch of Dubai's hospitals to IR DRG will take place in three phases.
The first phase started in early 2017 and is being carried out with hospital accommodation only. Starting in early 2018 the DHA plans to roll this system out to all systems while piloting it with outpatient care first. Finally, in 2019 the system will be fully integrated.
Source: UAE Medical Insurance