AHD, Aetna sign cardholder services deal
Dubai, January 27, 2014
The American Hospital Dubai has signed a direct-settlement agreement with Aetna, a key healthcare third-party administrator (TPA) in the UAE, enabling Aetna’s cardholders to have easy access to hospital services.
The new agreement adds members of the popular Aetna-administered plan, Healthy Aessentials – Pearl to the hospital’s direct-settlement arrangement with the TPA. Under an earlier agreement, treatments for Aetna cardholders with the International Healthcare Plan and Healthy Aessentials – Gold already have been billed directly to Aetna.
David Farrick, acting chief executive officer at the American Hospital Dubai, said: “We are delighted to sign this new agreement and extend our broader services to thousands of additional Aetna healthcare cardholders in the UAE. Creating access to world-class healthcare services has been part of our mission since we opened in 1996 and TPA partners play an essential role in this process for the benefit of the community we serve.”
Hisham Radwan, Aetna’s general manager of the Middle East and Africa, said: “As a major provider of healthcare coverage and administration for expatriates, we understand the importance of having high-quality medical facilities in our network of providers. We are pleased to offer our cardholders in the UAE easy access to the American Hospital Dubai and seamless payment for the healthcare services they use.” – TradeArabia News Service