Simplification of referral system under CGHS – Clarification of the guidelines

Simplification of referral system under CGHS

Z 15025/64/2018/DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 18 July, 2018.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification of the guidelines issued regarding simplification of referral system under CGHS

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With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the guidelines issued vide Office Memoranda Z 15025/105/2017/DIR/CGHS dt. 09/11/2017 and Z 15025/117/2017/DIR/CGHS dt. 15/01/2018 and to state that complaints have been received that some of the Hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS are insisting on a permission letter. It is therefore , once again reiterated that once a specific listed treatment procedure / investigation has been advised by Govt. Specialist / CGHS Medical Officer, no other permission letter is required and the hospitals and diagnostic centres shall not insist on permission letter.

Such treatments / investigations shall be provided on cashless basis in respect of pensioners, ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters , Hon’ble Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Hon’ble Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and other categories of CGHS beneficiaries , who are presently eligible for credit facility and the empanelled Hospitals and diagnostic centres shall not ask for any permission letter separately.

[Dr Atul Prakash]
Director,CGHS

 

Signed Copy

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