A delegation from Azerbaijan interested in compulsory health insurance in Lithuania


2022 11 14


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 institutions, has been implemented by the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health.

The purpose of the delegation from Azerbaijan was to get the foreign colleagues introduced to the Lithuanian compulsory health insurance system, its management, principles of signing agreements with healthcare facilities and pharmacies, procedure of including new healthcare services into the service package, covered from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF), organising NHIF control procedures for the monitoring of healthcare service providers and pharmacies, the variety of electronic and other services, offered to the residents, risk management, reforms and the role of public and private healthcare facilities, providing healthcare services, in the national healthcare system of Lithuania.

During the visit, colleagues from Azerbaijan will visit the Ministry of Health, where the guests will be introduced to the main healthcare reforms, implemented in Lithuania, the experience of introducing e-prescriptions and opportunities of the information system for patient pre-registration currently under development.

The guests will also be visiting the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos, Antakalnis Polyclinic in Vilnius, Alytus Hospital, Eglė Sanatorium in Druskininkai, and meet representatives of the Association of Lithuanian Private Healthcare Institutions and the State Health Care Accreditation Agency.

The twinning programme is a European Union (EU) measure for cooperation between public administration authorities of EU member states and recipient countries or partner countries.  The implementation of this project enables direct cooperation and sharing of useful experience, knowledge and problem-solving methods between public administration authorities of the member states.

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