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DHCCA holds workshops on new health insurance law

, July 15, 2015

The Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCCA) has released details on the implementation of the health insurance law within Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone.

DHCCA conducted workshops recently, regarding the new Resolution No (8) of 2015 of the health insurance law, and its impact on existing and new healthcare facilities in DHCC, said a statement from the authority.

The workshops were attended by more than 100 representatives from healthcare facilities and medical insurance companies, it said.

As per the resolution, which was announced in May, DHCCA is solely authorised to register healthcare facilities; to approve prices for healthcare services; and to monitor approved prices; among other responsibilities, said the statement.

The newly introduced insurance law is in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
 
The authority’s long-term goal is to facilitate maximum healthcare services under medical insurance cover and networks, and additional workshops are planned to formulate a medical insurance pricing model as per best practices, it added.
 
Raja Al Gurg, vice-chairperson and executive director of DHCCA, said: “Strengthening regulations is paramount as DHCC rolls out expansion plans and welcomes new business partners.”

“Medical insurance providers are an important stakeholder in healthcare delivery. The new resolution will allow a closer dialogue between insurance providers and DHCC-based healthcare facilities to increase patient benefits and improve health outcomes,” he added.

Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi, managing director at DHCCA – regulatory, said: “The resolution does not affect registered healthcare facilities and registered insurance providers in DHCC.”

“These facilities and providers will continue to follow the pricing model in place at the time of registration and/or renewal, but will have a direct impact on new clinical facilities, and on complaints management and handling,” he said.

“Prior to the resolution, complaints against insurance companies were not in our purview. The authority will handle complaints by three parties – patient, hospital/clinic and insurance providers, and enforce violations,” he added. – TradeArabia News service




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