Ten Hospitals Affiliate with National Health Insurance Agency Hold Off Their Accreditation

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Jakarta (Greeners) – Ministry of Health announces 67 out of 127 hospitals required to re-accreditation up to June 2019 have been accredited, with 50 hospitals waiting for surveys and ten hospitals failed to extend their accreditation.

Based on the 2013 Ministerial Regulation on Health Insurance, all health facilities working with Social Insurance Administration Agency or BJPS are obliged to obtain accreditation certification, which should be taken at minimum once every three years.

Bambang Wibowo, director general of health services at the ministry, said that the ministry encourages all hospitals to be re-accredited to be able to provide services in line with the working cope of the national health insurance.

Up to date, there are 2,430 hospitals working with BPJS.

“Up till June 2019, there are 127 hospitals need to re-accredited, but from that data, at least 67 hospitals have finished their accreditation, 50 hospitals waiting for the survey for accreditation and ten hospitals have ended [the accreditation] and [hospitals which] will terminate the contract by June 2019 have not signed up. We are encouraging for hospitals have not taken this re-accreditation to immediately register to Hospitals Accreditation Commission or KARS before end of June,” said Wibowo in Jakarta on Tuesday (07/05/2019).

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Ten hospitals ended their contracts are located in Blora district, Mimika district, Seruyan district, East OKU district, Bandung city, Sidenreng Rappang district, Sarolangun district, Bitung city and two other hospitals in Makassar.

“The reasons from the ten hospitals have been registered for re-accreditation including the hospital directors are not medical practitioner as stipulates by the hospital. Then, there’s also reason of operational permit, but for this reason in hospital accreditation is not definite requirement as long as the hospital is committed and have full responsible for their operational,” he said.

Furthermore, he said that hospital accreditation is required to give protection and certainty on the service and health quality provide by hospitals for public. In addition, to protect health workers and hospital staffs.

The aim for accreditation, he adds, is to ensure participants of National Health Insurance have high quality health service and in accordance with the service standards under the law.

Public needs to have access to high quality service and save from health facilities in the basic to advance level, or hospital.

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Maya A. Rusady, director of Health Service Insurance of BPJS, said that BPJS follows regulations issued by the government. Hence, the accreditation needs to be fulfilled by health facilities working with BJPS.

“This accreditation is compulsory for all. We encourage to all hospitals to register and handle accreditation of re-accreditation so there will be no problems [in future]. For contracts that end, we already coordinated so that services for participants will not be disrupted and safe by transferring to other local health agencies. However, our expectation is for hospitals to take care of the accreditation so that health service can run safe and convenient,” said Rusady.

Reports by Dewi Purningsih

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