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Telangana Private Hospitals to soon face Price Cap, Grading

Telangana Private Hospitals to soon face Price Cap, Grading

HYDERABAD: Prompting a solution to the alleged overcharging by private hospitals in the state, the Telangana health authorities in a first, have proposed a solution in the form of grading of private hospitals and assigning them price slabs according to their grades.

TOI reports the new method of grading will work as a price cap policy. As per the new price cap method, the hospitals will be put under different slabs and will have an upper limit for pricing of surgeries and other procedures.

The new price capping system will also help the patients to analyze the price and cost of different treatments at different private hospitals. As per their budget and cost review, they can choose the hospital for the required treatment. The policy would be soon put on paper reports the daily.

Speaking with TOI, a senior official from the health department highlighted the major grievances with the current pricing structure, “Currently, the scenario is such that small hospitals are benefiting from this competitive pricing, but bigger ones lament that they are facing losses and hence want the liberty to decide on pricing. We are trying to work out a grading system based on all the factors like quality of equipment, procedures as well as investment.”

 To work out complications like recurring costs for a procedure (when treatment has to be extended) or when another procedure has to be carried out simultaneously, a team of chartered accountants are being involved. Once the grading system is put in place, the hospital pricing system will become more transparent and patients can make an informed decision before choosing a hospital, reports TOI

Source: with inputs
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  2. Most senseless order..

  3. Good news for common man & now after affordable housing, slowly every sector under control like communists economy with capital economics

  4. Such steps will lead to disastrous effects on corporate hospitals ultimately . Tertiary care will have a sever brunt . This is very very bad STEP for the masses at least for the middle class . Senior people will stop working

  5. Ridiculous step.. Why only private Healthcare.. Why not grade govt hospitals.
    In free economy market decides pricing. Govt interference suggest we are under dictatorship. This type of system will lead to deterioration in quality of health services. We are returning to hard-core communist framework… In name of social justice it will have regressive effect. Such measures have never benefitted society.. We can grade hospitals but can\’t put restrictions on how much they charge..

  6. seems your shop was doing well and has came under threat with this step. No doubt this is a great step to check treatment price which is a basic amenity and every one should get it in reasonable price. And don\’t connect it with restaurants and hotels. Those are luxury, treatment is primary.