After shaming fraud hospitals, govt to name the good ones
New Delhi: Executing the “name and shame” initiative for averting fraud in its flagship Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, the government has made public the names of 111hospitals that were found involved in fraudulent practices.
“We will not tolerate anything that will hamper integrity of the scheme. National Health Authority is building PMJAY 2.0, the new and upgraded IT ecosystem that will be comparable to the best, anywhere in the world,” health minister Harsh Vardhan said. The government also plans to ‘name and fame’ hospitals doing exemplary work under the scheme to encourage best practices, he added.
He was addressing Arogya Manthan, a two-day national workshop organised by NHA to mark the first anniversary of the ambitious health insurance scheme. “Ayushman Bharat is being governed on a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of fraud, and the anti-fraud framework rests on three key pillars of prevention, detection and deterrence. We have de-empanelled 111 hospitals on charges of corruption and fraud. We are following the policy of name and shame, the de-empanelled hospitals’ names have been put on NHA website,” he said.
Nearly 1,200 cases of fraud have been confirmed and action has been taken against 338 hospitals under the scheme so far.