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NHSO transferring patients from 63 fraudulent hospitals

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

 

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BANGKOK(NNT) - The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has recently revoked health security contracts with 63 hospitals and clinics found to have committed invoice fraud. The office today announced persons registered to receive health security benefits at these hospitals will be transferred to other hospitals without losing their entitlements.

 

Dr Karoon Kuntiranont and Dr Attaporn Limpanyalert, Deputy Secretary-Generals at the National Health Security Office, announced the office’s protocol to apply in the transfer of hospital treatment rights of some 800,000 persons registered at 63 clinics where the health security contracts have been terminated.

 

They say the NHSO’s Bangkok Office has already requested a list of patient appointments to transfer Health Security patients’ future appointments to other hospitals. Persons who have an upcoming appointment at one of these hospitals will be contacted to be advised of their new appointment.

 

Alternatively, they can call the 1330 hotline to arrange their new appointment should they not have been reached already. Transfers will also be arranged for inpatients, pregnancy care patients, and patients requiring regular dialysis at one of these hospitals, with priority given to urgent cases.

 

The NHSO will also find new hospitals for patients with non-communicable chronic diseases who require regular medication, such as those with diabetes and hypertension. For emergency cases, patients can go to any public hospital or any private hospital participating in the social security scheme. Patients with life-threatening conditions are recommended to visit any hospital nearby.

 

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The poor secrete cows of this country have been slaughtered long long time ago... not even hospitals and clinics are hones nowadays...

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3 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

He meant to say corruption, but the word could not come out of his mouth as the Good General Chan Ocha has promised that corruption would be stopped under his watch, or was that the watchman's watch, I just can not seem to remember now.

Wasn't a certain "lost" Prime Minister who said that corruption was acceptable, double pricing was good and so on?

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

NHSO transferring patients from 63 fraudulent hospitals

Seems a bit harsh to be punishing the patients for the fraudulent activities of the hospitals. Wonder if they’ll be transferred to the PM’s office? 

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3 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

Whenever I use my health insurance to get a check-up or out-patient treatment, I am always surprised that the total amount invoiced without fail comes to EXACTLY the maximum that I am covered for -- regardless of the nature or complexity of treatment received. This surely isn't kosher either. I wonder if the insurance companies are aware of that potentially fraudulent practice.

 I am suprised insurance companies  simply dont deny the claims in these cases.

 

Actually, Im wondering if this news will now give insurance companies a stronger mandate to deny claims if the medical institution is caught rorting.

 

Obviously that would be a big win for both insurance companies and the hospital (which always goes off scott free)

 

leaving you know who...the little guy..

in the sหitter, as per usual.

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37 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

I'm not sure if the Thailand Corruption department is either :

1. Totally underfunded and under staffed.

2. Totally useless.

3. Totally corrupt.

 

 

Probably all 3!

 

I am reminded of the old joke about a police scandal in the UK in the 1980s ( I think it was "Not the Nine O'clock News") : "The West Midlands Constabulary Serious Crime Squad are under the misapprehension that they are responsible for committing serious crimes!"

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