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2022 11 14
A delegation from Azerbaijan interested in compulsory health insurance in Lithuania

On 14-18 November this year, Lithuania was visited by a delegation from the State Agency for Compulsory Health Insurance of Azerbaijan. The visit was organised under the EU twinning project 'Strengthening mandatory health insurance mechanisms in Azerbaijan (Phase 2)’. This project, together with experts of foreign and Lithuanian ...

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2022 10 14
President Dalia Grybauskaitė and healthcare experts urge women to check their health

The Breast Health Day on 15 October approaches and the President Dalia Grybauskaitė, together with the NHIF urges the Lithuanian women to be more active in taking care of their health and go for periodic check-ups under the breast cancer prevention programme, funded from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund.

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2022 10 12
New safety requirements to ensure better availability and quality

The Ministry of Health initiated changes for supportive care and nursing service requirements that are coming into force as of October. This will enable to ensure a better quality of inpatient care.

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2022 10 11
Good news: facilitated prescription procedures for infusion pumps

From now on, patients in pain due to oncological diseases can rent and use an infusion pump, covered by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, much easier. The new infusion pump prescription procedure is already in force, says the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health.

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2022 10 10
Sincere conversations may beat medication

Recognising the World Mental Health Day, the health insurance funds are drawing attention to the irrational use of sedatives as one of the most relevant mental health issues. The Committee of Medicines, operating at Šiauliai Territorial Health Insurance Fund, is warning that irrational use of sedatives may result in addiction.

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2022 10 06
Information on healthcare services for Ukrainian citizens

Invited by Klaipėda Client Service Divisions, representatives of the health insurance funds organised a presentation on healthcare services in Lithuania for Ukrainian citizens.

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2022 10 05
Explained about changing a general physician

Nearly everyone covered by the compulsory health insurance are registered with one of the primary healthcare institutions and have chosen or have been assigned with a general physician regardless of how often they visit, if they do at all.

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2022 10 04
The health insurance funds: next year CHIF budget will exceed 3 billion for the first time

Compulsory Health Insurance Council approved the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) draft budget for 2023. According to plan, the revenue next year should be 327.6 million Euro (11.7 per cent) higher than this year, constituting a total of 3.1 billion Eur. The draft budget will be discussed by the Government in the near future.

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2022 09 29
Prime Minister and healthcare experts urge to take care of your hearth

In commemoration of the World Heart Day, Chairperson of the Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen and the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health urged the residents to take the state-offered opportunity and check their health for free under the cardiovascular disease prevention programme.

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2022 09 22
Flu vaccine arrived to Lithuania – opportunities to get vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19 at the same time

Lithuania received the entire batch of flu vaccine for the 2022-2023 flu season. The distribution of the vaccines to healthcare institutions that have ordered them will begin already this week. According to plan, the vaccines should reach them in 2-3 weeks.

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2022 09 20
Simplified procedure for infusion pumps

The availability of medical devices, rented from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund to patients that need them for health care at home, is improving. Soon patients will be able to use a much simpler infusion pump renting procedure, states the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health.

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2022 09 16
The NHIF will cover all extracontractual services

Healthcare services, provided by healthcare institutions, also extracontractual services, provided before 1 October this year, will be covered according to the changed procedure, reports the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health. These purposes will be allocated the necessary funds from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund.

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