Tue 23-05-2017 15:21 PM
DUBAI, 23rd May, 2017 (WAM) -- The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, DCAS, and Accumed Practice Management, today signed a cooperation agreement at a press conference at the Emirates Towers.
According to the agreement, Accumed Practice Management will start implementation of the self-finance strategy of the ambulance services in Dubai, manage relations with insurance companies, and provide billing service and collection on behalf of DCAS.
The agreement is aimed at enabling DCAS to achieve the maximum benefit from managing financial revenues through increasing income and reducing expenses, to handle costs payment to the insurance companies and suppliers and improve revenue cycles.
Commenting on the agreement, Khalifa bin Darri, Executive Director of DCAS, said, "This agreement comes in line with the Dubai Government vision in regard to the Government entities’ self-financing initiative. For this purpose, we have selected one of the leading companies in the Middle East that provide billing and revenue cycle management services."
He noted that the data to be obtained through the agreement will help in building a strategic plan for development of the health sector in the emirate. Bin Darri emphasised the key role of the self-financing plan of the ambulance service in enhancing and improving the service through increasing the number of personnel of DCAS, supporting the ambulance fleet with more vehicles and using the most modern technologies to provide fast and premium services to patients.
He added, "The health insurance coverage will help in reducing government spending on ambulance and emergency, while DCAS will cover the emergency needs of people who do not have valid health insurance according to the current policy."
Dr. Ayham Refaat, Founder and Manager of Accumed Practice Management, said, "We are delighted to enter into this agreement which will have a positive impact on the services provided by Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, and help in the improvement and expansion of the service to satisfy the increasing needs of Dubai community for the ambulance service."