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Direct Billing and Claims Procedures
The GlobalHealth Asia team prides itself on providing our members with excellent service. This includes processing your claims in a clear, convenient and timely fashion.
Please take a moment to review the information below. It will assist you in understanding how to take advantage of GlobalHealth’s ability to pay medical providers directly as well as how to claim for reimbursement when you have paid for medical services.
For your convenience, GlobalHealth Asia has established an out-patient Direct Billing Network (DBN) which includes hundreds of general practitioners and specialists across Asia. Members who have completed a Release for Direct Billing Service form and who have an “OP” designation on their membership card may enjoy this service. A list of DBN providers is included with your Policy Package. Alternatively, the list available for where your policy is based is posted on the appropriate country page.
In cases where the Direct Payment Network has not been utilized, you will be required to settle the consultation, laboratory, or pharmacy charges with the provider first and then submit a claim for reimbursement. Submitted claims should include Original Receipts and a completed Claim Form. For your convenience, claim forms can be downloaded by visiting the Personal Plans page and then selecting the country in which your plan was purchased.
At the top of the Claim Form you will find instructions on how to complete the form correctly. Please take note that for complicated out-patient treatments or where treatments are expected to continue over a period of time, your physician is required to complete the relevant section of the Claim Form as indicated. Some examples of outpatient claims which would require your physician to complete a portion of the Claim Form include:
To ensure there is no delay in processing your claim, please ensure that bills and receipts have enough information filled in by the doctor’s office, laboratory, or pharmacy for the claim to be considered. Here is a summary of the basic details required:
For both planned and emergency hospitalizations, in most cases it is possible for GlobalHealth to arrange a Hospital Guarantee whereby the hospital is paid directly.
In cases of planned or expected hospitalization or surgery and where a Hospital Guarantee is desired, please contact GlobalHealth during normal business hours at least two (2) working days prior to admission. While we will do our utmost to assist you, late or incomplete requests may affect our ability to provide this service.
In cases of medical emergency, in order to arrange a hospital guarantee or prepayment of a hospital deposit, please call our emergency assistance provider (Travel Guard Asia Pacific or AA International depending on where your policy was issued) at the number shown on your membership card or click here.
If you are seeking reimbursement on a pay and claim basis, please note that a claim must include full details and original receipts and must be accompanied by a fully completed Claim Form.
In cases of Accident or Injury, you should provide GlobalHealth with a written statement giving full details of how the accident occurred (including date, time and place). We may also require other documentation, such as a police report.
Please ensure that claims are submitted within 90 days of the date of treatment unless it is shown that it was not reasonably possible to file all claim documents within this time. Claims related documents not submitted within 12 months from the date of service will not be considered.
Note, offsetting claims against premium(s) is not possible.
Credit Card: reimbursement can be made to your Visa or MasterCard.
Bank Transfer: reimbursement can be made direct to your chosen bank account. We will of course absorb payor (sending) bank charges, but are unable to reimburse you for any charges levied by the payee’s (receiving) bank.
Cheque: a cheque can be issued to the policyholder/member in US$, HK$ or SG$
Important Note : Please note that in some cases your policy may have special terms and conditiions on accessing particular medical facilities. Always check your policy documents for any specific limitations on your cover.