Treatment rates under Ayushman Bharat may be linked to WPI, according to the Health Minister in a statement to industry leaders.

The government’s top officials told the industry to take a fresh look at their business strategies with an objective of achieving high volumes and low cost

The ministry of health plans to link treatment fees with the wholesale price index in an effort to entice private hospitals to join the Narendra Modi government's flagship Ayushman Bharat initiative (WPI).

Mansukh Mandaviya, the union health minister, reviewed the proposed move with significant figures in the healthcare industry on Thursday.

Ayushman Bharat, also known as Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, is the world's largest health insurance scheme (AB-PMJAY).

Many insurances do not cover daycare treatment fees, post and pre-hospitalization charges, or outpatient expenses, thus the government is in talks with firms to enhance the benefits. 

The government is attempting to bring Ayurveda and Homeopathy treatments on par with Allopathy in terms of insurance coverage: Ayush Secy

Dr. VK Paul (member, health, Niti Aayog), RS Sharma (CEO of National Health Authority), Rajesh Bhushan (secretary, ministry of health), and other government officials attended the meeting.

"The minister revealed a novel notion that may overcome pricing difficulties associated to private hospitals' slower adoption of Ayushman Bharat," said Girdhar JGyani, director-general of the Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), the private hospital lobby's lobby. "Overall, the meeting was productive.

The minister demonstrated his commitment to attaining universal health coverage throughout the country."

In India, the AHPI represents 2,500 super-specialty hospitals and 8,000 minor hospitals.

The minister requested that the industry collaborates with Ayushman Bharat to serve beneficiaries who require super-specialty treatments.

"The goal is clear. They want to bring in an increasing number of private hospitals. The goal is to broaden the range of treatment options available to beneficiaries. Those looking for critical procedures should have multiple options," said a representative from a top hospital at the meeting.

The wholesale price index is used to calculate annual price increases for drugs on the National List of Essential Medicines. The WPI is used as the foundation for revising the prices of these drugs. The price list of treatment packages will be revised annually in accordance with the increase in WPI.

For instance, if WPI rises by 10%, the cost of treatment packages such as angioplasty or double valve replacement will rise by 10%.

Apart from other top players, the meeting was attended by top industry officials such as Naresh Trehan from Medanta, Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi (CEO, Fortis), and Dr. Harsh Mahajan from Mahajan Imaging, and Dr. Arvind Lal (managing director of Dr. Lal PathLabs).

Tags : #Ayushman-Bharat #government #Dr-Harsh-Mahajan #Dr-Arvind-Lal #AB-PMJAY #Ayushman-Bharat-Pradhan #Mantri-Jan-Arogya-Yojana #Narendra-Modi #medicircle #smita-kumar #medicircle-in

About the Author

Shweta Yadav

I strive to provide you with the most current and up-to-date healthcare news and articles in all main areas. Within the Medicircle umbrella, a wide range of themes and categories concerning health.

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...


Trending Now

Exploring the Link Between Covid-19 Vaccination and Sudden Cardiac Arrests: ICMR StudyNovember 22, 2023
Powering the Future: China's Biodegradable Wireless System for Bioelectronic InnovationNovember 22, 2023
IMS BHU Pioneers Advanced Cardiac Care: Unveiling Cutting-Edge Technologies for Precise DiagnosisNovember 18, 2023
Inito's $6 Million Boost: Transforming Women's Health with AI-Backed Fertility MonitoringNovember 18, 2023
Madras High Court Advocates for Equality: PG Medical Students to Receive Incentive Marks for COVID-19 DutyNovember 18, 2023
Next-Gen Healthcare: CarePods and AI Redefine the Patient ExperienceNovember 17, 2023
Air Quality Crisis: Alarming Rise in Premature Births Linked to Air Quality in Begusarai, BiharNovember 17, 2023
Limerick Contest-2023: A Celebration of Wit and PoetryNovember 17, 2023
IIIT-Hyderabad among top 100 institutions for 5G Use Case LabNovember 17, 2023
Powerful, motivating and inspiring talks marked TEDx Hyderabad Women 2023 which was held with the theme "Two Steps ForwardNovember 17, 2023
Speaking the Diagnosis: How AI in Voice Analysis Is Revolutionizing Diabetes DetectionNovember 17, 2023
FDA Approves Zepbound: A New Medication for Weight Loss by Eli LillyNovember 17, 2023
CoverSelf Raises $8.2 Million in Seed Funding to Revolutionize Healthcare Claims with Innovative Fintech PlatformNovember 16, 2023
From Miracle to Medic: The Extraordinary Journey of India's First Paediatric Liver Transplant RecipientNovember 16, 2023
Combatting Chikungunya: Valneva's Chikungunya Vaccine Cleared by USFDA, Eyes India LaunchNovember 16, 2023
Global Corporate Summit 2023 with the theme Unlocking Opportunities in a Dynamic World heldNovember 16, 2023
2nd IHub-Data Mobility Summit heldNovember 16, 2023
Revolutionary AI-powered technology detects multiple abdominal pathologies simultaneouslyNovember 16, 2023
1 Out of 3 Stroke Patients Suffer Long-Term Health Complications, Says NeurologistNovember 16, 2023
Amrita Hospital, Kochi, Launches App for People with Swallowing DifficultiesNovember 15, 2023