13 Mar '14, 8am

#Medisave use expanded to cut outpatient costs #health #CPF

MEDISAVE purse strings will be loosened further to help people cope with the cost of their outpatient treatments. Currently, people can use only up to $400 per Medisave account a year for chronic diseases, and up to $600 for outpatient scans, but only if the scans are for cancer. From July 1, the Government is scrapping the $30 deductible amount patients must pay each time they use Medisave for chronic outpatient treatments. This move means people will have less out-of-pocket payments to make, and can draw more from the $400 annual maximum to defray their bills for chronic care. However, the 15 per cent co-payment remains. And from early next year, people can use up to $300 a year for non-cancer-related scans needed for outpatient diagnosis and treatment. These include magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scans, X-rays and ultrasound scans. Medisave currently pa...

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