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  • 2019-01-07
    A new price list of reimbursable medicines enters into force from the 7th of January. According to the specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF), the availability of medicines to patients continues to improve, and premiums for medicines have decreased by as much as half in just one year and a half.
  • 2019-01-03
    Physicians will be prompted to prescribe as few antibiotics as possible for treatment of children under 7 years of age. Starting from 1st January of this year, a new good performance indicator is introduced that will allow monitoring how antimicrobials are prescribed to young patients by general practitioners. The medical professionals who will not increase the established prescribing rates for antibiotics, will be already in the next year stimulated financially. According to the specialists of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Finance (NHIF), this is another measure that will help reduce irrational prescribing antimicrobials to children.
  • 2018-12-27
    4,5 million euros – this is an amount to be saved by our country's patients per year. An important innovation comes into force from 1 January 2019 – the level of reimbursement of cardiological medicines is being increased for the second time in a half year. This time from 90 to 100 % of a base price.
  • 2018-12-17
    The members of the Seimas have made the final decision and have given their assent to the proposal of the Ministry of Health to establish the criteria for inclusion of services to the list of services compensated from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF). These criteria have been established for the first time and will help avoid lack of clarity in decision-making on service compensation.
  • 2018-12-12
    The Seimas has accepted a significantly increasing budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) for the year 2019 which, compared to the preceding year, is 17 % or 296 million euros higher. It is estimated that the budget of the CHIF for the next year will amount to about 2 billion 60 million euros.
  • 2018-12-12
    ​After the entry into force of the new arrangements, from now on home-based patients with severe conditions will have access to a bigger number of nursing services. These patients will now be able to receive even up to 52 nursing services at home per year that are paid from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF), instead of 24 nursing services as has been the case so far
  • 2018-12-05
    Aurelijus Veryga, the Minister of Health, has signed an order to improve the quality of specialized pain diagnosis and treatment services provided and access to them by patients with chronic pain. The payment of these services from the budget of the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) has been also regulated. This marks a breakthrough in the medical field of pain, as it has been forgotten for many years.

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