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Health policies to cover TeleMedicine costs - IRDAI

Health policies to cover TeleMedicine costs - IRDAI | Healthcare in India | Scoop.it

Via three separate circulars, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has directed all insurers to standardize the terms for all policies they underwrite. It has also directed them to include TeleMedicine as part of claim settlement of policy.

 

It has directed insurers not to bracket costs associated with pharmacy and consumables and implants. It has also directed companies to simplify the wordings of terms and clauses of policies.

Insurers to cover TeleMedicine

The regulator has directed insurers to include TeleMedicine as part of medical consultation cover in health policies. This was done as the Medical Council of India has issued TeleMedicine practice guidelines in March 2020 enabling doctors to provide healthcare using TeleMedicine. The provision of allowing TeleMedicine shall be part of claim settlement of policy of the insurers and need not be filed separately with the authority for any modification. However, the norms of sub limits, monthly/ annual limits, etc., of the product shall apply without any relaxation.

 

nrips insight:

TeleHealth has always been a promising healthcare technology and now is its time to shine. This was expected. Covid-19 has brought digital health into the mainstream like never before. Its no more about aggregators and food delivery like apps masquerading as health technology. Talk to Plus91 to know more about how to adopt TeleHealth/TeleMedicine , Clinical Analytics or Mobile Health at your hospital/clinic/research group

 

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Funds crunch may hit e-health project

Funds crunch may hit e-health project | Healthcare in India | Scoop.it

Kerela Health Department’s ambitious e-health project has managed to complete a tumultuous pilot phase with “significant achievements” on one side and much valuable lessons learnt on the other.

 

However, scaling up of the project across the State could remain a far-fetched dream, as the financial investment it entails is huge and the technical challenges immense, it is feared.

 

The ₹96-crore project envisages the development of an electronic demographic data base, electronic health records (EHRs) of a population and end-to-end automation of all government hospitals.

 

With less than ₹30 crore Central funds remaining to be secured, finding funds to sustain the project in the long term is a challenge that the Health Department will have to face head on.

 

read more at https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/funds-crunch-may-hit-e-health-project/article25215358.ece

 

 

nrips insight:

This pilot has finally reached a point of success after over 5 years of turmoil. Its critical that this project is funded to scale.

Pilotitis should not get another victim, and one where the claim of success is made, something which is not the case with ober 90% of pilots globally.

How to source missing funds: They may find it prudent to look at additional value benefits which can be obtained with additional modules or applications. These are in addition to the features that were part of the pilot. The additional benefits to different departments and/or different ministries may open the doors to get the additional funds

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