Suspended since July, the cashless treatment facility by PSU insurers is likely to be restored fully in city hospitals within a week, but the insured might have to pay higher premiums for treatment in super specialty medical centres.

“I am hopeful that cashless mediclaim treatment would be fully restored in 7 days. Going forward we will see the component of co-pay gaining more importance. There would be different premiums for different hospitals,” Max Healthcare Institute MD Pervez Ahmed said after a CII initiated meeting of hospitals and the Third Party Administrators (TPAs).

Sources said in a week’s time each hospital would work out a package rate with the TPAs, which are the facilitators between the insured and the insurer.

IRDA Chairman J Hari Narayan had yesterday said the costs of treatment could vary from hospital to hospital in the coming days.

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