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The Compulsory Health Insurance Council approves the draft budget of the CHIF

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2021 10 13

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The Compulsory Health Insurance Council has approved the draft budget for the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) for 2022. Next year’s revenue is expected to be €203 million (7.8%) higher than this year’s, totalling at €2.8 billion. The project will be discussed within the Government in the near future.

“The growing budget of the CHIF will allow us to ensure not only the implementation of the already adopted decisions, continuity of financing, but also the increase of accessibility of health care services and their development, which will allow us to increase the salaries of doctors”, - says Simona Adamkevičiūtė, the Director of the Economics Department of the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health.

The CHIF budget for the coming year foresees an increase of EUR 268.8 million (16.1%) in spending on healthcare services, EUR 79.2 million (17.5%) more for reimbursement of medicines and medical aids and rental of medical equipment, EUR 16.2 million (16.5%) more for medical rehabilitation and sanatorium treatment, and around EUR 0.6 million (16.5%) more for medical care. An increase of EUR 0.4 million (3.6%) is foreseen for orthopaedic technical equipment, EUR 7 million more is planned for the functioning of the compulsory health insurance system and for the operating costs of the institutions providing this insurance, and EUR 0.3 million (13.4%) for the administration of the compulsory health insurance (CHI) contributions by “Sodra”.

Under the proposed project, in 2022 the revenue of the CHIF budget will consist of:
•    CHI contributions administered by Sodra amount to around €1.8 billion;
•    more than €772 million in state budget contributions for insured persons covered by state funds;
•    state budget allocations of €204 million;
•    other CHIF revenue - over €38 million.

At the start of 2022, the CHIF reserve should reach €344 million. The reserve is split into two parts: core and risk management. The main part of the CHIF reserve is expected to amount to around €42 million at the beginning of 2022, while the remaining CHIF reserve will be used for the risk management part of €302 million.

The draft CHIF budget for the coming year is submitted to the Government for consideration.

The NHIF invites you:

Your questions are welcome by email info@vlk.lt or phone: local (8 5) 232 2222, international +370 5 232 2222.