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National Health Protection Mission: For claim ratio below 85%, insurer can pocket 15%, give rest to government

Claim ratio is calculated as the total value of all claims paid by the company divided by the total amount of premium collected in a financial year. A claim ratio of 75-90 is usually thought to be an indicator of a robust claim settlement system by an insurer.

Centre’s healthcare push: Clears insurance plan, national mission

The NHPM is designed to prevent catastrophic health expenditures. According to government data, in-patient hospitalisation expenditure in India increased nearly 300 per cent in the last ten years.

Cabinet approves launch of largest govt-funded health insurance scheme

The Ayushman Bharat scheme promises to provide health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes – Rashtriya Swasthya BimaYojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS).

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Unhealthy Binaries

India’s healthcare needs monitoring systems, not public vs private sector debate.

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Six ministers skip annual National Health Mission meeting

In the absence of the 10 public health professionals who are usually the ones asking all the questions in the MSG meetings, it was left to Niti vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar to seek explanations.

Follow the states

Many state governments have been successfully running health insurance programmes. Centre needs to study them before rolling out the National Health Protection Scheme.

NHPS to focus on quality generics, not just branded: Ananth Kumar

In the Union Budget 2018-19, an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore was provided for the NHPS that aims to provide medical cover of Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

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NHPS beneficiaries to be drawn from economic, caste census: Centre to states

A National Health Agency (NHA) is also to be set up to manage NHPS, the letter from Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan to all state Chief Secretaries stated.

National Health Protection Scheme: HealthMin meets insurers to chalk out a roadmap

NHPS will be part of Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

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States voice concerns on lack of clarity, exclusion in NHPS

Announced in the Union budget for 2018-19, NHPS aims to provide health cover of Rs 5 lakh to 50 crore people through a trust or insurance model

National Health Protection Scheme: ‘Universal healthcare has to be co-opted in new pharma policy’

The Department of Pharmaceuticals, which comes under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, released the draft of the new pharmaceutical policy in August 2017.

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DGHS to list procedures, diseases covered by National Health Protection Scheme

The list of conditions/diseases to be covered and the admissible package rates for the proposed cover of Rs 5 lakh for 10 crore families.

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Can roll out NHPS in two months if we get funds: UP Health Minister

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh took part in a series of meetings in Delhi, including with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and with NITI Aayog, to discuss the status of centrally sponsored schemes worth Rs 38,000 crore.

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Rs 5 lakh family cover: Centre to call meeting of state health secys

In the Union Budget 2018-19, an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore was provided for the NHPS that aims to provide medical cover of Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families.

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Is India ready for NHPS?

National Health Protection Scheme redefines the role of the state — a service provider to the financier. It won’t be easy.