Mumbai Otolaryngologist Boycott Cashless Mediclaim

MUMBAI: It's unlikely that consumers will see a quick resolution to the medical insurance imbroglio. Even as the Association of Fellow Gynaecologists and the Association of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists operating in the western suburbs decided to boycott treatment under the cashless mediclaim policies offered by public sector insurance companies on Monday, third party administrators who settle claims on behalf of insurance companies have noticed a drop in processing cases over the past few weeks. While doctors say the drop is as high as 50%, TPAs claim otherwise, saying it is a mere 5%-15%.

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