April 15, 2021

Now each authorities and personal hospitals empanelled underneath AB-PMJAY to get star rankings

NEW DELHI: In a primary, each authorities and personal hospitals empanelled underneath the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana will get star rankings primarily based on a set of healthcare indicators, officers mentioned. The star score of empanelled hospitals is proposed on six high quality domains – efficient, well timed, protected, patient-centered, environment friendly and equitable healthcare – based on pointers on ‘Star score of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri- Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) empanelled hospitals’ issued by the Nationwide Well being Authority (NHA).

NHA is the apex physique accountable for the implementation of the scheme.

“The proposal to present star rankings to each authorities and personal hospitals empanelled underneath AB-PMJAY primarily based on a set of healthcare indicators has been authorized. The proposal can be applied primarily based on the rules,” J L Meena, Joint Director at Nationwide Well being Authority mentioned.

Hospitals will get rankings as much as 5 stars primarily based on scores on the set of parts underneath every area like availability of superior and tremendous specialised care, affected person fall charge per 1,000 sufferers, discharge time, affected person satisfaction rating compliance to high quality indicators amongst others. And on every component, weightage, information supply and scoring standards are outlined.

The burden issue can be multiplied with particular person rating after which general proportion can be derived from it.

As of now, AB-PMJAY has over 23,000 hospitals on board throughout the nation.

For five star score, a hospital has to attain above or equal to 90 per cent; for four star score, it has to get 75 to 90 per cent; for three star score, it has to get 50 to 75 per cent rating; for two star score, it has to attain 25 to 50 per cent; whereas for a hospital to get 1 star score it ought to have a rating of lower than 25 per cent.

Additionally, these star rankings can be reviewed on month-to-month foundation, the rules said.

“Star score of hospitals can be printed on the official web site of AB-PMJAY and cell software of PM-JAY towards the identify of every empanelled hospital,” mentioned Meena.

Because the launch of AB-PMJAY in September 2018, no less than 1,08,99,888 beneficiaries have availed remedy underneath the scheme within the nation. The medical insurance scheme goals to offer a canopy of Rs 5 lakh to greater than 10.74 crore poor in a 12 months as a step ahead in the direction of achievement of Common Well being Protection in India.