By Innovation-sa on January 14, 2018 in News

The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance announced that hospitals can provide treatment to patients seeking immediate medical attention even before obtaining approval from insurance companies. However, hospital authorities should inform the insurance companies within 24 hours of receiving a medical case.

Insured citizens must be familiar with the policies of insurance companies, well versed about the complexity of cooperative health insurance system and fully aware of their rights, said Yaser Al-Maarek, spokesperson of the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance.

Meanwhile, treatments excluded from insurance coverage includes cosmetic procedures, injuries caused by self-harm, dental implants, bridges and braces, diseases contracted due to misuse of certain medications, stimulants and sedatives, and those resulting from use of alcohol and drugs.