By: Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu
Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Co-payments for outpatient and emergency care will be adjusted
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]