Approval for the price of SARS-CoV-2 testing service in Hanoi, Vietnam

On the afternoon of December 8, at the 3rd session of the Hanoi People's Council, term XVI, with 100% of the delegates present, the City Council of Vietnam approved a report on the price of the SARS-CoV-2 testing service (not including the price of the SARS-CoV-2 test products) which are not covered by the Health Insurance Fund for state-owned medical examination and treatment facilities in Hanoi, Vietnam

Approval for the price of SARS-CoV-2 testing service in Hanoi, Vietnam

According to the Circular, the subjects of application belong to the state-owned medical examination and treatment establishments in Hanoi, Vietnam. Cases of performing SARS-CoV-2 testing services that are not covered by the Health Insurance Fund include: People who have not yet joined health insurance; people who have health insurance cards but perform SARS-CoV-2 testing services that are not covered by the Health Insurance Fund; self-pay for SARS-CoV-2 testing service users.

The cases are covered the state budget according to the provisions of the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. The cases of voluntary SARS-CoV-2 testing on request, testing for organizations and businesses under contract at public health facilities.

The price of SARS-CoV-2 testing service includes direct costs and costs of wages (excluding biologicals for testing) in case it is not within the scope of payment of the Health Insurance Fund for the facility. State medical examination and treatment in the Hanoi is equal to the price specified in Circular No. 16/2021/TT-BYT dated November 8, 2021 of the Ministry of Health stipulating the price of SARS-CoV-2 testing service.

Specifically, the quick test for SARS-CoV-2 Ag is 16,400 VND: Testing for SARS-CoV-2 by automatic or semi-automatic immunoassay machine is 38,500 VND; Testing for SARS-CoV-2 using Real-time PCR technique in case of individual specimen is VND 166,800.

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 using Real-time PCR technique in case of pooled specimen, including: In case of Less than or equal to 5 swabs are pooled on site, it is 94,300 VND; the case of 6-10 swabs are pooled on site  is 76,000 VND; the case of pooling less than or equal to 5 specimens in lab is 139,300 VND; the case of pooling 6-10 specimens in lab is 122,500 VND.

In addition, the price of SARS-CoV-2 testing service includes direct costs and costs of wages and testing biological products in case it is not within the payment range of the Health Insurance Fund for the State-owned Medical examination and treatment facility of Hanoi following the Circular No. 16/2021/TT-BYT dated November 8, 2021 of the Ministry of Health regulating the price of SARS-CoV-2 testing services.

The City Council assigned the City People's Committee to direct the State-owned medical examination and treatment facilities in Hanoi, Vietnam on applying the price of SARS-CoV-2 testing service in case it is not within the payment scope of the Health Insurance Fund as prescribed.

Source: Cổng thông tin điện tử Chính phủ

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