Published on: January 10, 2023

National Health Authority

National Health Authority

Why in news? National Health Authority (NHA) introduces new system to measure and grade performance of hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY scheme


  • The new initiative will introduce the concept of ‘value- based care’, where payment will be outcome based and providers will be rewarded according to the quality of the treatment delivered.
  • Objective: To incentivize and encourage healthcare providers to focus on delivering patient centric services
  • It helps to increase in the overall health gains and is expected to be a win-win for all concerned stakeholders from patients to healthcare providers, payers and suppliers.

Under value-based care, performance will be measured based on five indicators as:

  1. Beneficiary Satisfaction
  2. Hospital Readmission Rate
  3. The extent of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure
  4. Confirmed Grievances
  5. Improvement in-patient’s Health-Related Quality of Life.

In this way, the hospital performance shall not only determine the financial incentive but also create a demand for quality treatment under PMJAY.

About National Health Authority

  • Parent Ministry: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Implementing agency of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) at national level
  • Current CEO: Ram Sevak Sharma
  • In the States, SHAs or State Health Agencies in the form of a society/trust with full operational autonomy over the implementation of this scheme including extending the coverage to non SECC beneficiaries
  • In the collaboration, Google will provide digital training to staff and partners, while the organization will seek to increase public access to data.

Governing Board

  • The Board comprises Chairperson and 11 members
  • Chairperson : Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare
  • Headed by a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supported by Deputy CEO and Executive Directors.
  • CEO of the NHA functions as the Member Secretary of the Governing Board