Covid-19 treatment payment: GIC issues advisory to hospitals, insurers - Check full rate list
Considering the proposal by NITI Aayog as the basis, the General Insurance Council has issued an advisory to hospitals and insurance firms about maximum Covid-19 treatment rates that they can charge.
Considering the proposal by NITI Aayog as the basis, the General Insurance Council has issued an advisory to hospitals and insurance firms about maximum Covid-19 treatment rates that they can charge. As per the advisory, hospitals can decide the maximum rates depending upon the region and areas, and may offer up to 35% discount on the basis of infrastructure. Moreover, 20% lesser rates to be offered for non-NABH accredited hospitals. These rates include the cost of PPE, Covid-19 test, consultation, drugs and medical consumables as well. Also, high-end drugs are to be sold at MRP. Further, death body storage and carriage is capped at Rs 5000.
Most of the states have fixed rates for Covid-19 treatment but UP, Bihar and North Eastern states have yet to decide the rates for Covid-19 treatment.
Here are some of the key details:-
Maximum rates for metro cities (per day) for NABH Accredited Hospitals
Isolation Beds ( supportive care and oxygen) Rs 10000
ICU without ventilator care Rs 15,000
ICU with ventilator care Rs 18,000
Maximum rates for capital cities (per day) for NABH Accredited Hospitals
Isolation Bed (supportive care & oxygen) Rs 9000
ICU without ventilator care Rs 13500
ICU with ventilator care Rs 16000
Maximum rates for rest of the country (per day) for NABH Accredited Hospitals
Isolation Bed (supportive care and oxygen) Rs 7500
ICU without ventilator care Rs 11250
ICU with ventilator care Rs 13500
Rates for additional testing
Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) – Rs 400/-
Blood Sugar Level (BSL) – Rs 100/-
Dimer Levels – Rs 800/-
Haemograms– Rs 150/-
CT Chest – Rs 3500/-
X Ray Chest – Rs 500/-
ECG – Rs 300/-
Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally raced past the seven-lakh mark on Tuesday after a single-day spike of 22,252 infections, five days after crossing the six-lakh mark, while the death toll breached the 20,000 mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data. It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach the one-lakh, while just 49 days more to go past the seven-lakh mark. This is the fifth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 20,000.
The country's coronavirus infection caseload increased to 7,19,665 on Tuesday, while the death toll climbed to 20,160 with 467 persons succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of recoveries stands at 4,39,947, while there are 2,59,557 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country.
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