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  • 2019-07-19
    Šiauliai Territorial Health Insurance Fund (HIF) received an inquiry from a female emigrant who returned to the homeland. The woman inquired why she was asked at health facility to pay for health care services that were provided to her young child. The applicant was interested what does she need to do to get the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI) cover and become entitled to free health care services that are provided to insured individuals not only for herself but also for her son who was born in Lithuania.
  • 2019-07-17
    From now on, the citizens of our country and their family members having decided to move for safety reasons from a foreign state facing humanitarian crisis where they reside or work will be insured under the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI) scheme using the funds of the state budget. Such proposal of the Ministry of Health (MF) was today approved by the Ministers cabinet.
  • 2019-07-02
    The Ministry of Health has improved the “first prescription“ procedure and some requirements for pharmacies. The most cost-effective reimbursable medicine will be issued to patients when it will be prescribed for the first time or after a period of more than 12 months. And in the event of supply disruptions of the most cost-effective medicine and in the absence of possibilities for pharmacies to order that medicine, patients will be issued with another medicine that contains the same active substance and of the same dosage, and is sold for the lowest price. These changes come into effect on the 2nd of July.  
  • 2019-06-21
    Lithuania has the reason to be proud in the field of endoprosthesis. According to the specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF), compared to other European countries, there are no queues in Lithuania of the patients waiting for joint replacement surgeries, while in other countries the residents have no other choice but to wait for their turn in a queue for joint surgery even throughout the year.
  • 2019-06-19
    According to the specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF), the achievements in modern medicine prove that it is worth believing in miracles. Just two years after the compensation of assisted fertilization from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) was started, a bit more than half a thousand of new-borns conceived through assisted fertilization were born in Lithuania.
  • 2019-06-14
    According to the medical professionals of the country, the Early Diagnosis Programme for Colon Cancer is one of the best implemented cancer prevention programmes in Lithuania. Lithuania can be also proud of its results abroad – in terms of the number of the residents having undergone health examination for cancer of this type Lithuania is among the EU countries that demonstrate the best results of implementation of this programme.   
  • 2019-06-03
    Erich Koch, a representative of the German Farmers' and Agricultural Workers' Health Insurance Fund, visited the Lithuanian National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) nd shared his experience of nursing and long-term care organization as well as funding in Germany.

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Modified: 2019-08-12
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