Modified Insured Medical Practitioner (IMP) Scheme, 2018
ESIC issued circular vide No. Pt.V-13/14/38/09/Med.1/ ESIC/SC Dated 11.07.2018 regarding Modified Insured Medical Practitioner (IMP) Scheme, 2018 and details as follows.
As you are aware, under the ESIC expansion plan, new areas of the country are being covered under ESI Scheme and there is a need to engage private doctors/Insurance Medical Practitioner (IMPs) for providing primary medical care services till the time ESIC has its own health infrastructure in the area. However, till now, the response of private medical practitioners has been lukewarm as the terms and conditions of existing IMP scheme have been viewed as non-viable by them.
Hence, in order to make IMP scheme more attractive, ESI Corporation in its 174th meeting held on 29th May, 2018 has revised and approved Modified IMP Scheme, 2018.
As per, Modified IMP Scheme, 2018, Insured Persons along with their family members are to be tagged on ESIC mobile/system Application on which interfaces will be available to IMPs, Pathological lab and Pharmacy so that each step starting from consultation, lab testing/drug distribution etc. is processed and documented on the system. Payment to the IMP/Lab/Pharmacy will be made as per the online record. These provisions are likely to improve medical services and provide quality primary care.
Detailed guidelines of Modified IMP Scheme, 2018 will be sent in due course.
Hence, you are requested to take cognizance of the above decision of the ESI Corporation and start identifying the pockets/areas for improvement in the delivery of Primary care Medical services under ESI Scheme implemented area of the country.
This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.