Indicative Case Study: Strategy and Policy Implementation

Universal health care (UHC) is a central component of Kazakhstan’s national agenda, as evidenced by the mandatory social health insurance law. The resulting Compulsory Social and Medical Insurance (CSMI) program seeks to lower the cost of care, raise quality, and expand nationwide access to medical insurance. KPMG in Kazakhstan worked with the Ministry of Health and the Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF), the government’s strategic purchaser of medical care, to help ensure a smooth rollout. KPMG in Kazakhstan provided support in the form of revenue forecasting, data analysis, budget planning, design of automated purchase-to-payment systems, and implementation of World Health Organization (WHO) pharmaceutical standards. Ongoing activities have paved the way for a more transparent and accessible healthcare system by 2030.