Cashless Treatment in CGHS Empanelled Hospitals
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has given a statement in a written reply to a Starred Question in Loksabha today that one Hospital from Trivandrum has represented to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for early settlement of pending hospital bills. However, there are reports in the media that some organizations, which claim to represent private hospitals, have issued statements about pending hospital bills and likely disruption of credit facility.
On the matter of delays in the payment of dues of the Hospitals, the Hon’ble Minister also stated that settling the claims of hospitals for providing credit facility for the services given to CGHS pensioner beneficiaries is a continuous process. Bills submitted by the hospitals are cleared on first come, first served basis. There is always some time lag between the submission of the hospital bills and their actual payment. During current financial year, hospital bills amounting to 1000 crore have been cleared by CGHS so far. As on 03.02.2020, hospital bills worth 844 crore were pending. Government has allotted additional budget of 1000 crore for early settlement of the Hospital Credit Bills.