Al- Hammouri: The private hospital system sets a 40% difference between the highest and lowest price



Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri The Chairman of the Private Hospitals Association, , revealed some of the amendments that the government has approved as valid reasons in the private hospital system, with regard to treatment bills for non-Jordanians.

Al-Hammouri said that the amendment contained in the system determines the difference between the upper and lower limits for some services provided by hospitals and not included in the pricing, with no more than 40%, indicating that these services are not specified by a price, such as hospital stays, while other services, such as drug prices, are determined by a price that applies to Jordanians and non-Jordanians.

Al-Hammouri added that the hospital bill contains two parts, one of which is the doctor’s wages, which determined by the Jordanian Medical Syndicate.

He stressed that the amendment of the system came with a partnership between hospitals and the government represented by the Ministry of Health, and includes the development of equipment used in hospitals and devices that must be available in emergency departments, setting prices for Jordanian patients and non-Jordanian patients, the need to inform patients of prices, and the mechanism for announcing services in hospitals.

According to Al-Hammouri, the system project also includes motivating hospitals to obtain accreditation, by granting exemptions and discounts to hospitals that do not record violations.

The Cabinet of Jordan, in a session, headed by Dr. Bishr Al-Khasawneh the Prime Minister, approved the reasons for a draft system amending the private hospital system for the year 2022.

According to the Prime Minister, the amendment of the system comes for the purposes of activating the partnership between the public and private sectors, facilitating emergency auditors’ access to specialized and safe health services, and providing medical ambulance services to transport patients to private hospitals from civil defense cadres.