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  • 2018-11-14

    The National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) announced that the number of medical devices available for rent by patients with diabetes mellitus is increasing. Patients who require smart insulin pumps for home-based health care can already rent them free of charge as they are compensated from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF). This option allows patients not only receive vital services but also save at least a few thousand euros a year.

  • 2018-11-07

    ​The latest study shows that the reimbursable medicines to treat cardiovascular diseases were the most required medical products in Lithuania in the last year. According to the specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) who conducted the study, six out of ten of all Lithuanian residents were taking such medicines on a daily basis.  

  • 2018-10-29

    ​237 new-borns already were born after the initiation of compensation of medically assisted insemination services from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) in Lithuania in the last year. The specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) note that more and more infertile families exercise the state compensated option of having their own babies.

  • 2018-10-18

    The Ministry of Health held an international meeting-discussion together with the WHO Regional Office for Europe intended for reviewing pharmacy activities in the European region, sharing different experiences in the development of pharmacy activities and for evaluating the possibilities of development of pharmacy activities in Lithuania.

  • 2018-10-17

    The Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) of the next year will increase by 296 million euros and will amount to 2 billion 60 million euros.

  • 2018-10-16

    A new price list of Reimbursable medicines will come into force on the 17th day of October of this year. Two new active substances were added to the price list. Patients were receiving no compensations in general for these two active substances until that date. Another product that was added to the price list is a combination medicinal product consisting of three active substances. Specialists say that the availability of medicines to patients continues to improve and co-payments for reimbursable medicines are decreasing.

  • 2018-10-11

    According to health minister Aurelijus Veryga, currently providers of such health promotion services present their activities as educational, body-welfare, and health promotion. And it misleads service users because it becomes difficult to distinguish which practices belong to the sphere of health promotion, and which not. It should therefore be made very clear that such practices as dolphin therapy, hippotherapy, leech therapy, acupuncture, and other non-traditional and alternative forms of medicine are considered to be health promotion services.

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Modified: 2018-11-16
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