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IRDA to launch health insurance information portal

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IRDAAiming to bring all information relevant to health insurance on one platform, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has decided to launch a dedicated portal. IRDA Chairman T S Vijayan will launch the portal in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The portal, to be called ‘Registry of Hospitals in Network of Insurers’ (Rohini), will serve as a one-stop shop for all the information like treatment facility, cost of treatment, cost of claims, etc., at 35,000 hospitals registered with the IRDA-backed Insurance Information Bureau (IIB). “It’s a unique initiative of IRDA which going forward will help insurance companies and hospitals and all the insured under various health insurance schemes to get all relevant data at one place,” an IRDA member told the media.

All hospitals across the country linked to insurance companies for cashless payment on registration have been issued unique identification numbers under the initiative by IRDA, so as to enable IIB to monitor the patterns of health insurance claims from all those hospitals.

In fact, the registry of hospitals under Rohini is the final step in monitoring health insurance claims from various hospitals under the network to study the pattern of claims, cost of claims and cost of treatment.

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