The Ministry of Health issues the Official Dispatch No. 5378/BYT-KHTC, providing instructions about prices of COVID-19 tests.
According to this document, quick test prices set according to the instructions given in section VI of the Official Dispatch No. 4356 are as follows:
– By July 1, 2021:
+ HI policyholders: Applying the price of VND 238,000 according to the instructions given in the Official Dispatch No. 4068/BYT-KHTC dated July 30, 2020.
+ Patients not paid by HI: Applying the price approved by the competent authority and restricted to VND 238,000 according to the Official Dispatch No. 5834 dated October 27, 2020.
– From July 1, 2021, actual payments and spending are regulated as follows:
+ Expenses related to collection of samples, notification of test results: consumables, electricity and water, labor, etc. which medical facilities pay for according to the currently decentralized budget relating to funding for epidemic prevention and control activities.
+ Expenses for testing for which actual payments are made: Spending and making payments to specific patients according to the actual number of quick tests that they use and at the successful bid prices.
Example: If a winning bidder successfully bids for provision of quick test services at the price of VND 135,000/test, and an HI card holder receiving such service there is eligible for receiving 80% HI coverage for his/her medical costs, the HI plan will make a one-off payment of insurance benefits to him/her according to the formula: VND 135,000 x 80% = VND 108,000.
The co-payment of VND 27,000 and other expenses related to collection of samples, notification of test results will be covered under the delegated payment authority.
For more details, please read the Official Dispatch No. 5378/BYT-KHTC dated July 7, 2021.