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Ten hospitals exceed NSSF tariffs
Contracts with establishments could be terminated
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The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) warned ten hospitals it would terminate its contracts with them immediately if they do not commit to medical tariffs for NSSF subscribers.

Sleiman Haroun, President of the Syndicate of Hospitals, said the hospitals’ behavior was not justified. However, both parties should commit to their contract.

“Hospitals should commit to the contracts signed with NSSF, but in return the latter should amend the medical tariffs regarding some medical services such as dialysis and endoscopy.”

Details of the hospitals’ violations are not known yet. Some establishments could be raising medical tariffs in order to increase their share of fees not covered by the NSSF, or they could be reducing NSSF coverage to below 90 percent.

Haroun said: “A joint committee should be established in cooperation with the NSSF and the Syndicate to process complaints submitted by citizens.” Any decision issued by the NSSF alone to terminate contracts with hospitals is invalid.

On other hand, The NSSF revealed that it suffered losses worth about $55,000 as a result of fake medical bills. Some NSSF subscribers are illegally benefiting from NSSF compensation this way.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
Date Posted: Oct 30, 2013
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