French mutual insurance firm Thélem assurances has selected the ‘le Point Xiring V2’ service for its network of branches.
According to Xiring, the system will provide agents with quick access to up-to-date information stored in patients’ Vitale cards, such as the national health insurance data, making it possible to draw up a health insurance contract immediately for their clients.
Le Point Xiring V2 was launched in 2007 and now helps keep the 48 million Vitale cards issued by the French Health Insurance fund up to date. An up-to-date Vitale card guarantees the validity of administrative information, patient’s rights and exonerations. It also facilitates claim form management, speeds up the reimbursement process and lowers the costs resulting from errors and litigation. Xiring estimates the le Point Xiring V2 service is so far used by more than 60% of pharmacies in France, and by many health professionals such as laboratories, medical testing centres, hospitals and clinics, providing more than 15,000 update terminals.
During the second half of 2009, the National Health insurance fund will gradually issue all insured persons with new generation Vitale 2 cards. These will be sent to beneficiaries, who will then have to activate them on the National Health Insurance Network via remote update terminals such as the le Point Xiring V2.