Frequently Asked Questions
- Why did TTK Healthcare TPA’s name change to Vidal Health TPA?
TTK Healthcare TPA has been acquired by Vidal Healthcare founded by Mr. Girish Rao. This was a strategic move by Vidal Healthcare to become an integrated Healthcare solutions Organization by creating synergy between the TPA and wellness businesses.
- What is the procedure to avail cashless facility?
Customer needs to drop into a Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd. network hospital to give a copy of his/her Vidal Health TPA ID card and Identity proof at Hospital reception. Pre-authorisation form has to be filled which has two parts. Part 1 needs to be filled by the patient or the patient’s family and part 2 needs to the filled by the Hospital authority/Treating doctor. The completely filled form should be faxed or mailed to Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd (respective branches). Once pre-authorisation form is received by Vidal Health TPA Pvt Ltd., the case will be processed within 4 hours and the initial authorization letter (approved or rejected) will be faxed/emailed back to hospital by Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd.
For planned hospitalization: - Pre-authorisation form to be sent before 48 hours of hospitalization.
For Emergency: - Pre-authorisation form to be sent within 6 hours from the time of admission.
- What is the TAT to process the enhancement (Final approval)?
On the date of discharge hospital team have to send the final bill with break up and discharge summary to Vidal Health TPA Pvt Ltd. After the receipt, within 2 hrs the enhancement (as per policy limits) will be processed after deducting the non medical expenses (paid by the patient) and approval letter will be sent to hospital fax or email.
Note: - Co pay (if applicable) has to be paid by the Policy holder
Some of the Hospitals are Preferred Provide Network (PPN), Gipsa and Hospital tariff, if cashless is taken in those hospitals the final approval will be as per the respective tariff.
- What is the TAT to process the pre-authorisation once shortfall query is responded?
Once the shortfall is responded, within 2 hours the case will be processed.
- What is the procedure to cancel the cashless approval?
Hospital team needs to send the letter/fax/email to Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd., asking them to cancel the approval. The cancellation letter will be sent to hospital within 2 hours.
- Is there any time limit to submit the Pre-authorisation request?
Yes. If it is a planned hospitalization then the pre-authorization request needs to be sent before 48 hours from the date of admission. In case of emergency the pre-authorisation request needs to send within 6 hours from the time of admission.
- Do I need to pay any amount to the hospital while getting discharged for Cashless hospitalisation?
Yes. The policy holder needs to pay the non medical expenses and the co-pay amount (if applicable). He will need to pay the difference amount (difference between the final bill and approved amount).
- What are Non-Medical expenses?
Non Medical expenses are: Admission fees, Registration fees, gloves, blade, water bed, food & beverages, extra bed etc.,
- Is there any minimum time limit for stay in the hospital?
Minimum 24 hours of hospitalization (if not day-care) with active line of treatment is required for cashless treatment
However, there are a few specific ailments specified in the policy which can be covered even though the period of hospitalization is less than 24 hours. Such as
Dialysis, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Eye Surgery etc.,
- What is Cashless Rejection ?
Rejection will be done as per the policy terms and coverage, the below are the few examples for rejection.
a. If hospitalization is for observation & investigation purpose
b. If any particular aliment/disease/treatment is found not covered under policy term and condition
c. If found that the treatment can be done under OPD basis
d. If found that no active line of treatment is available
e. If Shortfall and the policy holder has not responded within the given TAT
f. If policy is invalid
g. Rejection of cashless is not a denial of treatment
- What if the cost exceeds the level of hospitalization insurance cover ?
In such a situation the policy holder will be liable to pay the difference amount. We will inform the hospital about the policy holder’s eligible amount and hospital will recover the amount over and above the credit amount from the policy holder directly.
- What are the different types of Claims ?
Member Claim and Network Claim (for Hospital)
- How will I be intimated about the Claim ?
Policy holder has to intimate Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd., before sending the claim documents if he/she wants to claim after discharge, Intimation has to be given within the TAT as per the insurance company.
- What is the procedure of Reimbursement?
Policy holder will need to download the claim form No 9 from our website www.vidalhealthtpa.com. The claim form contains 4 pages which includes medical certificate also. The medical certificate needs to be filled in by the Treating doctor with hospital seal and doctor’s signature. The policy holder should fill the claim form and should attach all his original bills and send a courier to Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd(respective branches).
Note: - The claim documents has to reach Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd., within the TAT as per the Insurance company TAT
For all United India Insurance policy holder ECS is mandatory, they have to send ECS form along with the cancelled cheque with the original claim documents.
- What is the TAT to process the reimbursement (Claim)?
Once Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd., receives the claim documents, Claim will get processed within 21 working days
- Once the claim is processed within how many days I will receive the cheque?
Cheque will be dispatched within 7-10 working days from the date of approval.
- How does Vidal Health TPA assess the claim?
Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd. will assess the validity of the claim based on the documents submitted, validate the policy, validate the treatment undergone and settle the claim within the claim settlement parameters. In case of claim is not adhering with parameters, the case would be rejected.
Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd. will correspond with you within 7 days of Claim receipt -
If Documents are not completed then Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd. will request for the shortfall documents
- If Claim is rejected then a Rejection Letter will be sent
Note: If any bills and receipts are not supported by valid documents, then the claimed amount of that bill will not be processed.
- Will i get intimation for my claim status?
Yes, you will be intimated on your claim status to your updated email id from our database.
- How can I check my Claim Status?
You can login to your account in our web portal or you can call our call center to check the claim status.
- What are the documents that I should submit for reimbursement?
You should submit the entire set of ORIGINAL DOCUMENTs like
a. Claim form duly signed
b. Vidal Health TPA card (photo copy)
c. Identity Proof (photo copy)
d. Discharge summary with seal & signature of the hospital authority
e. In-patient bills
f. Doctor’s prescription
g. Pharmacy bills with break ups
h. Investigation reports like MRI, ECG, CT scan, and X-Ray etc
i. Laboratory reports
j. Paid receipt with hospital seal & signature
k. Hospital registration copy (if required)
- What are shortfall documents (S/F)?
Shortfall documents are those which are not submitted by the claimant, which is mandatory for further claim process.
- Where and how can I send the Shortfall Documents?
You can send the shortfall documents to respective Vidal Health TPA Pvt. Ltd. branch through post/courier or by walking in to respective branch.
- What is the TAT for submitting the Shortfall documents?
You should send within 7 working days from the date of receiving the S/F query/letter.
- What is disallowed amount?
The amount which is not approved is disallowed amount such as Non medical expenses, no proper bill break up, Lab report not submitted aliment capping, exceeds Sum insured / aliment limit Etc
- What is Claim Rejection?
Refer cashless rejection, a part from those the below are the few reasons for claim rejection
Claim docs not submitted within the given TAT
Claim intimation not given
Date of inception is greater than date of admission
- What is Day-Care Surgeries?
Day Care surgeries are those which do not require 24 hours of hospitalization such as Cataract (Eye) surgery, Dialysis, Kidney stone removal, Chemotherapy, D&C etc.
- Day care surgeries are payable or not?
Depending on Insurance policy some of the day care surgeries are payable according to term and conditions.
- How can I download Vidal Health TPA card soft copy (E Card)?
You can login to your account in Vidal Health TPA web portal and download E Card or call the call center and place the request.
- I am using a TTK Health card ; will my card be accepted for cashless hospitalization / Reimbursement?
- Will Vidal Health TPA’s phone numbers, fax and e-mail addresses are the same?