Strategic Purchasing of Family Planning Services from Private Sector Providers by the Government of India: A Model of Accelerating Universal Health Coverage
This poster focuses on increasing access to quality family planning services to urban poor through the strategic purchase of FP services through private providers.
The overall approach was to enable the public system to own, manage, monitor and finance the accredited private providers to deliver equitable access to family planning services. Population Services International (PSI) developed a single window, web-based interface to facilitate private provider accreditation, empanelment, and reimbursement by the government to the individual private provider in the network.
Overall, it resulted in policy shifts – the first time introduction of life time empanelment of private providers by the government, increased accreditation validity from 1 to 5 years for private clinics, and established a centralized payment disbursement mechanism from the earlier system of district level payments. It improved efficiencies of the management of the public private partnerships scheme and achieved scale, coverage and impact.
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