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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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World Bank to assist Andhra Pradesh in transforming health sub-centres

World Bank to assist Andhra Pradesh in transforming health sub-centres | Healthcare in India | Scoop.it

The World Bank came forward to fund for the development of 7,500 health sub-centres as electronic sub-centres (e-sub-centres). As part of the programme, e-health records would be maintained in all the e-sub-centres apart from extending telemedicine facility.

 

The e-health centres include 1,147 Primary Health Centres (PHCs), 192 Community Health Centres (CHCs), 31 area hospitals, 13 district hospitals and 23 teaching hospitals.

 

The World Bank (WB) team comprising Programme Leader (Human Development) Jorge Coarasa, Senior Operations Officer Kari Hurt and health specialist Mohini Kak met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday.

 

Explaining the government’s efforts in improving health services in the State, Mr. Naidu suggested the visiting team to provide expertise to fill the gaps in medical and health services. The government has introduced IT-enabled health services. However, introduction of some more global practices was required to further improve the services.

 

The government has been releasing health bulletin every month and sufficient data was available, he said, adding, the WB can extend its cooperation in research and innovation.

 

Electronic records to be maintained apart from extending telemedicine facility

 

Read the whole story at https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/world-bank-to-assist-state-in-transforming-health/article25106584.ece

 

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