Eager to promote referrals, NHIA adjusting cost of health care

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/14
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Co-payments for outpatient and emergency care will be adjusted

NHIA chief Lee Po-chang

starting on Saturday in the government’s latest initiative to bolster the country’s medical referral system and use health care resources more efficiently.

For outpatient care, co-payments will be reduced for visits to medical centers and regional hospitals by NT$40 to NT$170 and NT$100, respectively, if the patient has a referral from a small hospital or clinic.

But individuals who seek care at a medical center — the highest accredited type of medical institution in the country — without a referral, will see their co-payments go up NT$60 to NT$420.    [FULL  STORY]

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