NIHA to cut reimbursements for medical treatment overseas

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/12/05
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and William Yen

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) said Tuesday that starting next

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year, it will adjust the standard used to calculate the maximum reimbursement paid to Taiwan nationals who receive urgent or emergency medical care overseas.

When the new standard is adopted with effect from Jan. 1, 2018, reimbursements will be calculated based on the average cost of similar medical care at Taiwan’s various levels of health facilities, the NHIA said.

Currently reimbursements to people with National Health Insurance (NHI) coverage who receive urgent or emergency health care overseas are calculated based on the cost of care at Taiwan’s medical centers, its top tier health institutions.

The maximum reimbursement in various categories of care is assessed every three months and this will continue when the new formula is adopted, NHIA official Lin Pao-feng (林寶鳳) said.    [FULL STORY]

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