News Middle East13 Nov 2019

Saudi Arabia:Health insurance authority to gather data directly wef Jan 2020

| 13 Nov 2019

The Cooperative Health Insurance Council (CHIC) has directed accredited health service providers in the kingdom to make monthly submissions of basic medical data of insured patients, with effect from January 2020.

The timely delivery of the required data and commitment to data quality will be taken into account when health service providers seek accreditation or renew accreditation by the Council, reported Al Watan quoting a recent circular to health service providers.

CHIC says that the data will help ensure the transparency and competitiveness of the sector, the quality of healthcare services, as well as protect the rights of stakeholders and facilitate and accelerate payments.

Stakeholders include health insurance companies, health claims management companies, accredited service providers, policyholders and the insured.

The CHIC will conduct awareness and training workshops to increase awareness and develop the capabilities of service providers to ensure the quality of data.

 

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