Vietnam: 05 grounds for planning for use of health insurance fund-covered antiretroviral drugs

Vietnam: 05 grounds for planning for use of health insurance fund-covered antiretroviral drugs
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Recently, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam has issued the Circular No. 22/2020/TT-BYT prescribing management of antiretroviral drugs subject to national centralized procurement with funding derived from health insurance fund and copay support for HIV patients who have health insurance cards.

According to Circular No. 22/2020/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, grounds for planning for use of health insurance fund-covered antiretroviral drugs at health facilities include:

- The estimated number of HIV patients who are treated with health insurance fund-covered antiretroviral drugs, sorted by treatment regimens, at the health facilities that provide HIV treatment with antiretroviral drugs and have entered into contracts for provision of covered healthcare services (hereinafter referred to as “health facilities”) as at December 31 of the year preceding the planning year.

- Estimated changes to the number of HIV patients treated with health insurance fund-covered antiretroviral drugs, sorted by treatment regimens, at health facilities in the planning year.

- The estimated quantity of antiretroviral drugs covered by heath insurance fund in stock, sorted by treatment regimens, at health facilities as at December 31 of the year preceding the planning year.

- The estimated quantity of health insurance fund-covered antiretroviral drugs to be used according to each treatment regimen that the health facility will apply in the following year.

- etc.

View more details at the Circular No. 22/2020/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, effective from January 20, 2021.

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