VIJAYAWADA: Tariff of health schemes raised The AP state government has raised the cost of the health schemes taken up by Dr N.TR Vaidya Seva.
The department of health, medical and family Welfare has issued GO 12 on Monday revising the tariff of Employee Health Scheme and Working Journalist Health Scheme.
Health minister Kamineni Srinivas told the media that the government took the decision to increase the tariff of EHS that was last revised in November 2013.
Tariff Of Health Schemes Raised The AP State Government
The government hiked the tariffs by considering the Consumer Price Index from December 2013 to December 2016 which is around 21.11 per cent, said Dr. Srinivas.
“Cost escalations shall be extended to all 1885 procedures under EHS from February 1, 2017, and additional 2 per cent incentives will be given to the NABH accredited hospitals,” he said.
Dr Kamineni Srinivas said that 426 hospitals out of 432 hospitals have accepted the increased tariff and will provide cash less facility.
Tariff Of Health Schemes Raised
The government will revise tariff every year from now and hospitals should undergo fresh empanelment before March 31, 2017 declaring all specialties they have, the minister said.
The government restricted the coverage of EHS and WHS in Hyderabad.
Paediatric surgeries and cancer treatment will only permitted in Hyderabad as super specialty care for these diseases is not avail. able in state, said Dr Srinivas.
The government further extended the empanelment facility for cancer care in hospitals of Bengalur and Chennai to all EHS beneficiaries and their families, the minister said.