The Health Insurance Agency (BPJS) collaborates with PT Bank Pembangunan Daerah (BPD) Jawa Tengah (Bank Jateng) to run a supply chain financing (SCF) financing the health facilities (health facilities) of BPJS Health partners in order to reduce arrears in hospital costs.
Through this collaboration, BPJS will confirm the health care financing data for the National Health Insurance – Healthy Indonesia Card (JKN-KIS) participants to health facilities of BPJS Health partners. Furthermore, Bank Jateng provides financing to these health facilities.
The SCF program is financing facilities provision for bills from health facilities to BPJS Health, before the bill is due. Therefore, the health facilities can receive an earlier payment from the bank for their bills to BPJS Health until the payment is completed from BPJS Health. This program is expected to help facilitate health services for JKN-KIS participants.
Deputy Director of BPJS Treasury and Investment in Health, Fadlul Imansyah, said that cooperation with Bank Jateng would greatly assist health facilities in managing liquidity. Since, all this time bill payments from health facilities need time due to through various stages.
“This kind of cooperation will encourage health services to JKN-KIS participants to be more qualified. We appreciate that Bank Jateng’s steps to help maintain the continuity of this JKN-KIS Program, “said Fadlul signing the cooperation agreement (MoU) which took place at the Alana Hotel Yogyakarta, Friday (28/9).
Bank Jateng Director of Corporate and Commercial Business Pujiono said that the collaboration with BPJS Health and a number of health facilities is part of the company’s commitment to support government programs to improve the life quality of the community, especially in the aspect of health services.
“Through the financing provision to health facilities of BPJS partners, Bank Jateng hopes that health facilities can serve the needs of JKN-KIS participants with improved service quality,” he said.
Health facilities such as clinics and hospitals, Pujiono continued, are in dire need of bailout funds for receivables from BPJS Health quickly to spend on health needs such as medicines, medical devices, and other operational costs. Therefore, the financial institutions participation such as Bank Jateng to finance invoices from health facilities that have been verified valid from its source, namely BPJS Health will greatly help provide fresh air to the hospital in providing services to patients well and smoothly.
“Health facilities in DIY that are interested in getting financing will be served by Bank Jateng of Yogyakarta Branch Office,” he added.