Instructions for payment of medical expenses for COVID-19 treatment

The payment of expenses for medical examination and treatment for COVID-19 is made in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 12/2021/NQ-UBTVQH15 on mechanisms and policies in the health sector in service of the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Instructions for payment of medical expenses for COVID-19 treatment

Instructions for payment of medical expenses for COVID-19 (Illustration image)

Specifically, the payment of medical examination and treatment expenses for COVID-19 patients at public health facilities is made as follows:

(1) Comply with Resolution 268/NQ-UBTVQH15 , specifically:

The payment of medical examination and treatment costs for COVID-19 patients at COVID-19 collection and treatment facilities (including treatment costs for other diseases during COVID-19 treatment) due to the state budget. If the country ensures that according to actual costs, the Government continues to direct the implementation in the direction that the state budget is responsible for paying all medical examination and treatment costs directly related to COVID-19 treatment;

For patients with COVID-19 who have other diseases, the payment of medical examination and treatment expenses for these diseases must comply with the provisions of the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases , the Law on Health Insurance and other regulations. other provisions of relevant laws.

(2) In case the COVID-19 treatment and collection facility fails to separate the costs of COVID-19 medical examination and treatment and other diseases to pay according to sources or fails to collect the expenses that the patient has to pay. According to regulations, due to force majeure causes, they will be paid by the state budget according to the Government's regulations.

In addition, the payment of costs for COVID-19 medical examination and treatment at private medical facilities assigned by provincial-level local authorities to receive, manage, take care of, and treat COVID-19 is done. according to the provisions of sections (1), (2) according to the payment rate of the highest-class provincial general hospital located in the area.

The content of payment for medical examination and treatment costs for COVID-19 will be applied from January 1, 2021 and will be detailed by the Government.

Allowing remote medical examination and treatment for people with COVID-19

Resolution 12/2021/UBTVQH15 clearly states that it is permissible to conduct remote medical examination and treatment for COVID-19 patients, who cannot access medical examination and treatment facilities due to the COVID-19 epidemic with a number of contents: mainly the following:

+ Remote medical examination and treatment activities are carried out by the practitioner at this medical examination and treatment establishment collaborating with the practitioner at another medical examination and treatment establishment to provide medical examination and treatment for the patient. diseases through: telephones, electronic means or other means with information technology applications;

+ Practitioners and establishments providing medical examination and treatment remotely must be responsible for the results of their diagnosis, appointment, implementation of treatment methods and prescription of drugs in accordance with the law on medical examination and treatment. , Healing.

- Remote medical examination and treatment activities must be performed by a person who has been granted a medical examination and treatment practice certificate, a medical examination and treatment establishment that has been granted an operation license and meets the requirements for medical examination and treatment. medical equipment, information infrastructure.

Resolution 12/2021/NQ-UBTVQH15 takes effect from December 30, 2021.

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