Patients treated in network hospitals can make use of the cashless hospitalization facility, while patients who prefer non-network hospitals can claim a reimbursement for the costs incurred. Non-network hospitals need to satisfy certain criteria before a claim is passed.
The 3 main criteria are:
- It should be a registered and licensed hospital.
- It should have qualified medical staff employed for 24 hours daily.
- A minimum of 15 inpatient beds should be present in the hospital. It should also have a fully functional and well-equipped operation theater.