Department of Health & Family Welfare has issued once again an important order published on 11th April, 2011(No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part I), that the clarification regarding Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and
revision of package rates applicable under CGHS.
The orders says, a consolidated and updated list of hospitals, which are empanelled under CGHS through tender process initiated in 2009-10, is enclosed specifying the procedures, for which they were empanelled. Clarification is issued in respect of the hospitals, which were already empanelled under CGHS prior to their empanelment in 2010-11 and are approved for the same specialties for which they were empanelled earlier under the precious tender / continuous empanelment scheme.
List of hospitals, which have acquired NABH status has been updated. The term, —Endoscopic procedures — under which category Hospitals are empanelled shall include endoscopic surgery as well as laparoscopy and laparoscopic surgery for the purpose of providing treatment facilities.
Treatment in Casualty OPD shall be treated as treatment under emergency and credit facility shall be extended to the CGHS beneficiaries. However, routine OPD consultation shall not be considered a medical emergency.
NABL Accreditation is not prescribed for imaging centres and therefore, list of Rates prescribed NABL centres shall be applicable for Imaging Centres.
Empanelled hospitals, Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres shall send hospital bills(Credit bills) in respect of Pensioners, ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters, etc., to CGHS through UTI-TSL, where as hospital bills (credit bills) in respect of serving employees of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare shall be sent manually to the officer in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare or Dte.GHS, CGHS or other organisations under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, who referred the beneficiary for treatment, as the case may be.
All other terms and conditions as mentioned in the earlier Office Memoranda pertaining to new empanelment remain unchanged.
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