Decision enters into effect immediately
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has stopped using the services of three third-party administrators (TPAs) which managed claims of hospitalized patients at MoPH expense in private and public hospitals.
The three TPAs are GlobeMed, Nextcare, and MediVisa. Best Assistance was also managing MoPH patient claims until November 2018, when its contract expired.
The MoPH has called on its own inspection doctors to approve patient authorizations instead of the TPAs. The decision goes into effect on Feb. 8. The Cabinet will decide to terminate or amend the MoPH contracts with the TPAs, according to a health ministry memo.
Reported by Gisele Khalaf