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  • 2019-04-16
    There is a lack of consistency in the funding and organization of health care. This conclusion was reached after a Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) performed for the first time a health system assessment of the period 2010-2018. According to Gintaras Kacevičius, the Director of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF), some of the aspects mentioned in the assessment that are related to the compulsory health insurance are already being improved, while others will be started to be addressed in the near future.
  • 2019-04-09
    ​15 million euros - such amount was saved by Lithuanian patients in just one year. This result was achieved through the purchase of reimbursable medicines. This is evidenced by the analysis carried out by the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF). Last year, the total of more than 230 million euros from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) was spent for the reimbursement of medicines.
  • 2019-04-05
    ​This year, the Territorial Health Insurance Funds (THIF) have signed even 48 more contracts with health institutions than last year. In this way, the number of health institutions where patients can obtain quality and safe services is expanded. There will be no extra charge for the services – the medical services are paid from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF).
  • 2019-04-02
    ​About 80 thousand people with various diseases will pay less for medicines – they will have to pay smaller co-payment to the price because the medicines they take are starting to be 100% reimbursed from the 1st of April, and until then they were only reimbursed 50 percent. This innovation will allow these patients to save at least EUR 3 million in the coming years.
  • 2019-03-28

    ​By the Order of Aurelijus Veryga, the Minister of Health, Gintaras Kacevičius from the 28th of March starts to work as the Head of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF). He is appointed to hold the office for a term of 5 years. To date, G. Kacevičius has served as the Chief Adviser to the Ministry of Health (MH).

  • 2019-03-25
    ​Last year, adult patients in Lithuania consumed as much as 20 percent less antibiotics reimbursed from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) than in 2017. According to the specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health, this suggests that physicians more rationally prescribe the patients with antibiotics.
  • 2019-03-07

    Last year, the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) received 129 claims of the patients for the reimbursement of the costs of scheduled treatment in the European Union (EU) countries. Most of Lithuanians, i.e. 48, received treatment in Latvia. The patients have undergone various surgical interventions in the EU countries, they have been advised by medical specialists, have been provided with medical rehabilitation services, the patients have been subjected to costly tests, and they have purchased medical aids (MAs) and medicines. More than 114 thousand euros have been paid for these services from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF).

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Modified: 2019-02-01
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