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Health Insurance Fund: the increasing number of health institutions are interested in providing free services
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).
 
"Our goal is to increase the availability of safe and high-quality healthcare services, as well as to compensate for the services so that people would not incur costs for health services. This year, it is planned to provide services to patients for 1.3 billion euros or 16% more than last year, - says Viačeslavas Zaksas, the Deputy Director of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF).
 
A total of 1 459 contracts was signed by THIF this year: 876 with private and 583 with public health institutions. According to the Deputy Director of VLK, the institutions are widely located in Lithuania, which allows to ensure the geographic availability of services. Signing more contracts increases the number of medical professionals that the patients can choose. Most contracts with medical institutions were concluded in Vilnius (324), Kaunas (317), Klaipėda (299), Šiauliai (279) and Panevėžys (240) areas of operation of THIF.
 
"There is a considerable number of private capital institutions of Lithuania, such as family clinics, medical centers, health care facilities that provide other services. 28 new contracts have been signed this year, under which services in these institutions must be provided without additional payments - they will be paid from the budget of the CHIF", - says V. Zaksas.
 
The NHIF recalls that individuals covered by compulsory health insurance are only entitled to receive health services paid from the budget of the CHIF in the institutions that have signed a contract with the THIF. All institutions with which contracts have been entered into are licensed for health care activities or are accredited, and have qualified and licensed medical personnel. The institutions also have the necessary medical equipment to provide the services.
 
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Your questions are welcome by email info@vlk.lt or phone: local (8 5) 232 2222, international +370 5 232 2222


Health Insurance Fund: the increasing number of health institutions are interested in providing free services