Results of a Survey of Private Hospitals in the Era of Indonesia’s Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional

Indonesia’s national health insurance scheme (Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional or JKN) is a key element of the Government of Indonesia’s (GOI) commitment to ensuring equitable access to healthcare, especially for the poor and the near-poor. JKN’s contracting with private providers was expected to expand reach faster than simply working through the public sector. The single-payer agency for JKN, Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial-Kesehatan (BPJS-K), contracts private clinics under capitation and pays hospitals through case-based groups. In September 2017, 60 percent of BPJS-K-contracted hospitals were private. How has the single payer and its associated policies impacted these private hospitals?

This analysis, conducted by the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project and the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), asked how private hospital capacity, utilization, and finances have changed since JKN implementation. We also assessed whether providers perceive reimbursement processes to be fair.