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Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Yelzhan Birtanov elaborates on details of introducing CSMI


During the briefing at the Government press center, Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov elaborated on the details of the work of compulsory social medical insurance in Kazakhstan.

Y. Birtanov said that the CSMI system has been working since July 1 of the current year and deductions and contributions have already been received to the Insurance Fund. And as of today employers and individual entrepreneurs participate in this process.

From January 1, self-employed citizens will join in the process, and the state will insure 14 categories of the population that are exempted from paying contributions, first and foremost the socially vulnerable segments of the population. Employees will join the system from January 1, 2019. At the same time, all citizens, regardless of whether they are insured or not, have the right and will receive a guaranteed amount of free medical care (GVFMC).

“The fund is quite broad, it includes all emergency and immediate medical care, aid in socially significant diseases, such as oncology, tuberculosis, psychiatry and especially dangerous infections, as well as ambulance aviation. The list has already been approved. In addition, all citizens have the right to receive preventive vaccinations, and until 2020 all those unproductively self-employed, that is, all those who are potentially not insured will be able to receive the whole package of outpatient care and free medicines. This is done in order to ensure that all sections of the population are not facing limitations in receiving health insurance, � Y. Birtanov said.

He also said that a list of medical services included in the insurance package is developed for the citizens who will be insured � outpatient and hospital care, free medication.

“On the whole, the GVFMC and CSMI packages cover a number of services that were not included previously, including palliative care, nursing care, medical rehabilitation and some types of expensive laboratory analysis � Y. Birtanov said.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan