Day Care Procedures

Surgical Co-ordination

The surgical co-ordinator confirms the date of surgery according to the patient's convenience. When the patient is ready to undergo surgery, patient is counselled in the Patient Counselling department and pre-operative instructions for surgery are given. Patients with medical reimbursement, mediclaim or Health insurance are directed to Corporate Relations Department.

 

Lab investigations

The patient is then directed to the laboratory to undergo necessary lab investigations like Blood/ urine sugar, Blood pressure etc based on their health conditions and type of surgery.

 

ECG

The patient is then directed to the laboratory to undergo necessary lab investigations like Blood/ urine sugar, Blood pressure etc based on their health conditions and type of surgery.

 

Pre-anaesthetic evaluation

The patient will be given a Self-questionnaire to answer about their respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, Diabetes mellitus if any. The anesthesiologist will evaluate the patient's physical condition for surgery fitness depending on the type of surgery and advise accordingly.

 

Surgery Billing

The patient is then directed to the surgery billing counter where the full charge should be paid in advance if the surgery is on the same day. If the surgery is fixed for the forthcoming dates, they should pay an advance amount depending on the type of surgery.

The patient are sent for A-scan (IOL measurement) if they are posted for Cataract surgery.

 

A-Scan Biometry

Nethradhama follows a surgical strategy that permits the correction of the patient's total refractive error in one operation. Precise axial length measurement is very important in refractive cataract surgery. We do the most accurate method of axial length measurement by A-Scan biometry technique.

 

Day Care Lounge

The patient is sent to the Day Care Lounge along with their report file after the necessary investigations. Patients are required to sign their consent forms and they are prepared for surgery in the Day Care Lounge.

 

Preparation for Surgery

The patient's eyes are dilated and anaesthetized by Topical anaesthetic drops which are ideally suited for suture-less cataract surgery. There is no injection given to the eye before the surger; instead topical anaesthetic drops are used.

Nethradhama does the high tech intraocular surgery specially phacoemulsification surgery under topical anesthesia which is the preferred choice of most eye surgeons worldwide as well as for the patient's comfort and immediate post operative recovery. No bandage is applied. Dark glasses are given to protect the eyes.

 

Post operative Counselling

After surgery, the patient counsellor visits every postoperative patient and gives the essential post-operative instructions and counselling. The patient is discharged as per the instructions given by the doctor. Discharge summary is given to the patient at the time of discharge and review appointment is assigned for follow up.

 

Wards and Deluxe Suites

Patients from outstation or patients who require inpatient treatment other than day care procedures are admitted depending on their choice of wards and deluxe Suites.

GUIDELINES TO PATIENTS WITH MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENTS, MEDICLAIM POLICY and HEALTH NSURANCE

What is Mediclaim Policy?

Mediclaim Policy facilitates for cashless hospitalization in India for the treatment of any illness or disease or accidental injury (not specifically excluded) suffered during the policy period. The payment of Claim is made through Third Party Administrators who have been empanelled by the company to provide hassle free admission and discharge from the network hospital without making any payment.

The Income tax act provides for various deductions for medical expenses incurred by a tax payer. One such deduction is for the premium paid on the 'Mediclaim Policy' under Section 80 D of the act.

What is Cashless hospitalization?

Cashless hospitalization means as a Mediclaim policyholder one will not have to run around paying off the hospital bills and getting a reimbursement later. On the contrary the policyholder will be able to avail of medical services at designated or empanelled hospitals and his bills will be settled through TPAs (third party administrators) who will additionally offer a 24 hours toll free helpline, access to physicians, specialities, diagnostic centers and ambulance services.

What is Medical Reimbursement?

Medical Reimbursement means an employer paying the value of the medical treatment incurred to the employee or any member of his family in any hospital maintained by government or any local authority or any other hospital recognized by them.

Will the patient get Income Tax exemption for the treatment cost incurred at private hospital?

An employee may sometimes be given treatment at a private hospital and not necessarily at a hospital maintained by the Government. Such a hospital is normally treated as a private hospital. If such a private hospital is approved by the Chief commissioner of Income Tax, with regard to the prescribed guidelines for the purposes of medical treatment, any sum paid by the employer in respect to any expenditure actually incurred by the employee on his medical treatment or treatment of any member of his family is completely exempt from income tax under clause (ii) of the proviso to Section 17 (2) of the I.T.Act. Hence, proper planning should be adopted for getting an employee or a member of his family treated at a private hospital which is approved by the Chief Commissioner for the purpose of such medical treatment by way of attaching a certificate with the IT Return from the hospital specifying the disease and the amount paid to the hospital.

What benefits does the patient get as per Income Tax exemption act if they avail treatment in Nethradhama Superspeciality Eye Hospital?

Any sum paid by an employer in respect to any expenditure actually incurred by an employee on his medical treatment or of any member of his family at M/s. Nethradhama Superspeciality Eye Hospital, Bangalore, in connection with the diseases or ailments of the eye/s mentioned under (e) of Rule 3A(2) of the I.T. Rules 1962, shall not be treated as a pre-requisite for the purposes of sections 15, 16 and 17 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 and such sum shall be exemp from Income-tax in the hands of the employee. The employer shall not be liable to deduct tax u/s. 192 in respect of such sum.

The Hospital shall issue a certificate to the employee who avails the medical facility specifying the disease or ailment for which medical treatment was given and the amount of expenditure incurred in payment to the hospital and for medicines along with the relevant bills. The employee shall attach, the certificate and relevant bills issued by the hospital with his income tax returns.

INCOME TAX EXEMPTION NO: F.NO.CC-I/ACIT(T-I)/23/Sec. 17(2)/04-05

What is TPA?

TPA means a Third party Administrator who is licensed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to act as a liaison with the insurer, insurance company and the network hospital for claim processing of health care services.

General Instructions To Patients With Medical Reimbursements, Mediclaim Policy & Health Insurance

  • Please see the Clients on our panel.
  • The patient with medical reimbursements, mediclaim or Health Insurance should bring their Identification Card/ permission letter issued by the company, TPA or Health Maintenance Organisations when they come to our hospital for consultation or for surgery for Claim processing.
  • Identification card issued by the company is not a credit card. It is just a identity of authenticity of the insurer to the hospital issued by the insurance company/TPA.
  • Nethradhama admits the patient only after due verification of their eligibility by obtaining Pre-Authorization services only.
  • Cashless facility can be availed only after the approval from the company/TPA within a minimum time period of 24 hours. Nethradhama Superspeciality Eye Hospital will not decide and does not have any role on the approval or rejection of the cashless facility extended to the patients.
  • Cashless facility will not be extended to the patients if they fall under the General exclusions specified by the insurance company
  • Nethradhama code of ethics states that the hospital will not provide the patients any fraudulent medical records or false treatment stated on papers to facilitate patient's reimbursement from the company or the insurance companies.