By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade
Dire need in health insurance in the case of expensive medical service is severe issue which settlement is already underway.
From January 1, 2020, compulsory health insurance will be applied in Azerbaijan.
The pilot project on compulsory health insurance has been implemented in Azerbaijan since late 2016. It currently covers the city of Mingachevir and the Yevlakh and Aghdash regions. The project is being implemented by the State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance, which began operating in February 2016.
Currently, in the midst of introduction of compulsory health insurance, state Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance is holding training in different medical facilities of the country on the eve of introduction of compulsory health insurance, Trend reported on July 17.
Trainings are conducted in accordance with the decree of the head of state on measures to ensure the implementation of the mandatory health insurance. The process of digitization of documentation of medical institutions is underway along with preparing for connecting the online system.
The online system leading to the significant simplification of the work process for insured persons in case of insured events and shorten the time of working with officials when receiving necessary documents.
The online system also contributes to effectiveness the bonus-malus system (BMS).
The training was conducted in such medical institutions as the Neurosurgical Hospital, Medical and Diagnostic Center in Zira, Medical Rehabilitation Hospital, Children's Rehabilitation Center, Medical and Diagnostic Center in Zabrat and other medical centers.
During the training, participants were given information about the rules for using the online system, each participant received the appropriate access and password.
According to the plan, all medical institutions will be trained on compulsory health insurance.
As for other fields, agricultural market which is the second important market in Azerbaijan, the level of insurance in this sector of economy leaves much to be desired, due to unawareness of farmers.
It is important to note that after approval of the new draft law on the promotion of agricultural insurance in Azerbaijan, there will be an increase in insurance fees in this area, because the law has been prepared based on peculiarities of Azerbaijan market.
Mirsaid Ibrahimzade is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @MirsaidIbrahim1
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