Jubilee suspends 9 Ugandan healthcare providers
Medical insurance underwriter Jubilee Uganda has terminated its relationship with nine medical facilities that an investigation by industry umbrella body Uganda Insurers Association implicated in engaging in fraudulent practices. In a notice dated November 1, but which has only become available today, Jubilee also announced new providers to replace the sanctioned firms.
The nine affected facilities include all branches of AAR Health Services, International Medical Centre, Marie Stopes, Ntinda Family Doctors, Bugolobi Medical Centre, Sarec Medical Centre, Mayanja Memorial Hospital in Mbarara, Soroti based Doctors Medical Centre, and Mukono based Byansi Clinic.
Jubilee’s action which is likely to be followed by other underwriters comes after a length investigation by Uganda Insurance Association which found the blacklisted facilities to have engaged in violations such as transferring bills of non-card holders to the underwriters, dispensing generic drugs but billing for branded medicines among other malpractices.
In a statement dated November 6, Ntinda Family Doctors denied deliberately engaging in any form of fraud against the underwriters. The facility also said adverse conclusions had been made about it without offering the practice a fair hearing.