Health Benefit Package under Ayushman Bharat revised

What is the news?

The National Health Authority (NHA), the apex body for implementing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), has revised the Health Benefit Package (HBP) Master under the scheme.

About the revised changes in the Health Benefit Package

In the revised version of the Health Benefit Package (HBP 2.2), new packages have been added to cover more disease conditions and regular rates of the packages are revised to provide better healthcare services.

Apart from that, one new additional medical management package related to black fungus has also been added. The revised packages for oncology will enhance cancer care for the beneficiaries in the country. 

The rationalised HBP will further improve the uptake of schemes in private hospitals, leading to reduced out-of-pocket expenditure.

The HBP 2.2 is expected to be rolled out from November this year.

About Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) 

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(PMJAY) was launched in 2018, as per the National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

It is an umbrella scheme under Ayushman Bharat. The scheme aims to provide health cover of Rs. 5 lakhs per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization to over 10.74 crores of poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries).

Read more: Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Source: This post is based on the article Health Benefit Package under Ayushman Bharat revised published in The Hindu on 06 October 2021. 

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