Kharkiv region – the three leaders in readiness for the next stage of the medical reform

Харьковская область - в тройке лидеров по готовности к следующему этапу Медреформы

Now the main task for all medical institutions is preparation for Contracting with NCSU. And this is the direction our region is demonstrating good momentum.

This was announced at a press briefing after the meeting with representatives of the Ministry of health and the National health service of Ukraine on preparation for the implementation of programmes of medical safeguards from 1 April 2020.

“Kharkiv region is now ranked third in preparedness for Contracting with the National health service. We are ready to implement second stage of the medical reform, actively work and supervise those institutions, which were given instructions for the preparation of events,” – said the Deputy Director of the Department of health care Department Gennadiy Bondarchuk.

The Director of the Department of communication of NCSU Tatiana Boyko reminded that the next stage of Health reform in Ukraine will be implemented in 2020.

“We will begin to contract companies since the beginning of February this year. And since the first of April patients can contact the clinic where it will be marked “Kontraktovaya of NCSU” in providing this assistance. 2020 is the priority service and status. This means that for these services the national health service will pay an increased rate. These services include: treatment of heart attack and stroke, aid in childbirth, complicated newborn care and early detection of cancer,” – said Tatiana Boiko.

She also listed the steps that need to be given to the patient in order to obtain medical assistance from the state for free.

The first of them – to make a Declaration with your family physician.

“When a patient enters into a Declaration with your family physician, we see it in the system and know where for it, what doctor to allocate funds. Because now in the heart of the patient, and the means to follow him just on another level of assistance,” – said Tatiana Boiko.

Second step: the patient must be electronic area that will provide or family doctor, or a subject matter expert. After this, the patient freely chooses the clinic where this direction implements, and a doctor who will help.

“Emergency care does not require a contract,” – said the Director of the Department of communication of NCSU.