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Huge gap in private, government hospital Ayushman charges: Study
eMediNexus,  21 October 2019
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NEW DELHI: Huge disparities — sometimes more than 200% — in the cost of treatment have been noticed between public and private hospitals even as the government has fixed prices of packages under the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, triggering further investigations by the National Health Authority (NHA) to validate reasons and formulate guidelines for private hospitals to prevent abuse.

A preliminary analysis into utilization of neonatal care packages in various states showed total spending for critical care was at least three times more expensive in private hospitals than in public hospitals. Even in the case of basic neonatal care, the cost of treatment in private hospitals was almost double that of public ones… (ET Healthworld – TNN, October 21, 2019)

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