Vikash Sharma

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries, including serving and pensioners, can now avail cashless treatment facilities at six AIIMS located at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Jodhpur, Raipur and Rishikesh.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) was signed between these six AIIMS and CGHS, Union Health Ministry in the presence of Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.

As per PIB report, this will be particularly prove beneficial for the senior citizens (retired pensioner beneficiaries of CGHS) who find it difficult to submit individual reimbursement claims and follow up approvals.

The CGHS beneficiaries will have the advantage of accessing state of art treatment facilities available in these AIIMS, without the hassle of first making payments and then seeking reimbursements from CGHS. This initiative will save time, reduce paperwork and also delays in settlement of individual claims.

Salient Features

The CGHS Pensioners and other entitled categories of CGHS beneficiaries will be eligible for cashless treatment in OPD, investigations and Indoor treatment at these 6 AIIMS.

These six AIIMS shall raise credit bills of CGHS Pensioners and other categories of eligible beneficiaries to CGHS and CGHS shall preferably make payment within 30 days of receipt of the bills.

Admission of the CGHS beneficiary shall be made only against the production of a valid CGHS Beneficiary ID Card for the treatment at AIIMS.

AIIMS shall create a separate Help Desk and a separate accounting system for CGHS beneficiaries.