The Procedure and the Transparency of the Incorperation of New Health Technology Decision into National Health Insurance Taiwan
In order to realize the aim that New Health Technology Decision is incorporated into National Health Insurance Taiwan, National Health Insurance Administration has since September 2013 organized a platform conferences for specialists as consults for the medical payments of National Health Insurance and its standards. After providing a suggestion by the medical profession whether the payment would be included into the payment of Health Insurance, the hole policy that the payment and the standard of National Health Insurance would as the increasing the participation be discussed. Moreover, the materials and the records of the conference would be published on the website of National Health Insurance Administration, so that the policy could be transparent and parallel with the procedural justice. In addition, the medical treatments and medicine due to the medical necessity would be incorporated into the payment of Health Insurance, not only according to the aim of public Health Insurance, but also on the purpose of satisficing the requirement of the new medical technologies. Meanwhile, observing the developments of new medical equipment abroad, their functions progressed and were fast developed, the prices were raised at the same time. It leads the concern, whether new medical technologies could be included by National Health Insurance. How to make programs of medical technologies to conform the Cost-effectiveness, Health Insurance to still works, enhance the purchasing power under a rational cost and the people be benefited in the future, would be a new direction of development that a new medical technology could be included in the payment of Health Insurance.