ThinkWell at the 2021 InaHEA Biennial Scientific Meeting

20 September 2021

On September 21, 2021, the USAID Health Financing Activity (HFA), which is implemented by ThinkWell, will sponsor and host the 7th Indonesian Health Economics Association (InaHEA) Biennial Scientific Meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to optimize resources to improve health outcomes, and in the face of new waves of COVID-19, this goal is of the utmost urgency. The 7th InaHEA conference will examine the burden COVID-19 has placed on Indonesia and highlight current research and policies to fight it. ThinkWell has invited researchers, academics, and policymakers from across various socioeconomic, geographic, and industry backgrounds to discuss these challenges and to pool their knowledge to find creative and bold solutions.

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Several ThinkWell team members will have poster presentations and participate in highly anticipated panel discussions. The following is a full list of topics and presenters from the USAID HFA team for InaHEA.

Satellite Sessions

JKN Financial Modeling

Thursday, 23 September

10:50-13:50 WIB

Since its establishment in 2014, Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN), Indonesia’s national healthcare program, has been working under a budget deficit. If action is not taken soon, thousands of Indonesians will continue to suffer a lack of healthcare including vaccinations, routine care, and emergency care.

To address this mounting concern, the Government of Indonesia has begun to work with healthcare financing and health economics experts including those at ThinkWell.

The Indonesia Ministry of Health’s Center for Health Financing and Insurance and Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies will collaborate with USAID’s HFA to host this interactive and practical half-day workshop. The purpose of the session is to discuss and analyze the financial structure of JKN. Aside from this overall analysis, the floor will be opened to attendees to break down the results of a recent study of JKN’s revenue and expenditures, create policy scenarios to understand their impact on JKN, and simulate the financial needs of these policies in order to hone JKN’s financial model.

Private Sector Analysis by PJKS-UI

Thursday, 23 September in Indonesia

13:50-15:50 WIB

Based on Indonesia’s National Socio-Economic Survey (SUSENAS), in 2006, only 13% of Indonesians were covered by health insurance. At the end of 2019, this number had increased significantly: more than 80% of Indonesians were covered by health insurance thanks to the implementation of Indonesia’s national healthcare program. While this is a vast improvement, it means that there should be a parallel increase in the availability of qualified private and public healthcare facilities and providers. This has not been the case.

The University of Indonesia’s Center for Social Security Studies, the Indonesia Ministry of Health’s Center for Health Financing and Insurance, and HFA have collaborated on a study titled “Involvement of Private Health Care Providers in the National Health Insurance Program: Barriers, Challenges and Future Potentials.” The purpose of this quantitative and qualitative analysis is to develop evidence-based recommendations for policymakers so they can build incentive for private providers to play a greater part in JKN through claims.

During this session, the team of researchers will present the results of the study, open the floor to discussion and input, and prepare a policy brief that will later be submitted to the Minister of Health to incorporate into actual health policy.

Poster Presentations

This page will be updated once the presentation schedule has been finalized.

Institution Presentation Title Lead Author
ThinkWell COVID-19 Cost of Primary Care Service Ryan R. Nugraha/Ery Setiawan
ThinkWell Utilization and Portrait of COVID-19 Care in Secondary Health Facilities: Evidence from National Survey, 2020 Ryan R. Nugraha/Ruli Endepe
ThinkWell Estimation of Actual COVID-19 Healthcare Cost in Hospital Ery Setiawan
CHEPS NHA Disease Accounts Analysis: Challenges Faced in the Primary Health Care Data Yunita
CHEPS NHA Obstacles on Tracking Expenditure of Early Detection for Non-Communicable Diseases Program: A Case Study in The Ministry of Health Scheme Kurnia Sari/Rita Yuniatun
CISDI A Discourse Network Analysis on Public Discourse of the National Health Insurance (JKN) Premium Hike Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Yurdhina Meilissa/Reyhan Alemmario
R4D JKN Improves Healthcare Access for TB Services: Quantitative Analysis of BPJS-K Data Sample 2015-2018 Firdaus Hafidz
CSSS-UI Perceived Challenges of Private Hospitals Engagement in the Indonesian National Health Insurance Program Ahmad Fuady
CSSS-UI Remaining Out-of-Pocket Payment Incurred in Public and Private Hospitals Despite the Indonesian National Health Coverage Rifqi Abdul Fattah

CHEPS NHA: Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies at Universitas Indonesia, National Health Accounts

CISDI: Center for Indonesia’s Strategic and Development Initiatives

R4D: Results for Development

CSSS–UI: Center for Strategic and Global Studies at Universitas Indonesia

JKN: Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional

BPJS-K: Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial – Kesehatan

TB: Tuberculosis

Pre-Conference Session

Monday, 20 September

09:00-12:00 WIB Session 1: Room C: Discourse Network Analysis (led by HFA’s subcontractor CISDI)

13:00-16:00 WIB Session 2: Room C: Discourse Network Analysis (led by HFA’s subcontractor CISDI)

Topics Covered Presenter
Introduction to Foresight and Discourse Network Analysis (DNA) Yurdhina Meilissa, dr., MSc
Explanation of DNA Module Reyhan Allemmario
Exercise: Data Mining Reyhan Allemmario
Exercise: Designing DNA Reyhan Allemmario
How to Analyze DNA Yurdhina Meilissa, dr., MSc

Plenary Session

Tuesday, 21 September

15:10-17:00 WIB Plenary 4: Special Session for NHA: What has been achieved and what are the future challenges?

This event is moderated by Prof. Dr. drg. Mardiati Nadjib, MS

Institution Title of Presentation/Role Resource Person (RP)
MOH Latest Figure of NHA dr. Kalsum Komaryani, MPPM
MOH Use of NHA data for policymaking improvement Prastuti Soewondo, PhD
CHEPS Disease account production Dr. Atik Nurwahyuni, MKes
TW The real-time policy use drawing from NHA result Hasbullah Thabrany, dr., MPH, DrPH

We hope to see you at the conference!

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