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Patients likely to benefit from more rehabilitation services - CNAM says

11:19 | 26.01.2023 Category: Social

Chisinau, 26 Jan. /MOLDPRES/- Patients may benefit from more rehabilitation services. The management of the National Health Insurance Company (CNAM) approached the issue at an online meeting with a mission of experts from the World Bank.

The mission takes place in the context of the implementation in the near future in our country of a project focused on improving rehabilitation services. The results of a mapping exercise of the services at the national level, recently carried out by World Bank experts show that the demand is increasing for neurological, orthopedic, oncological or cardiovascular rehabilitation services.

CNAM representatives said that rehabilitation services, including pediatrics, offered at different levels of healthcare: primary, specialized ambulatory, hospital, at home, are currently financed from the mandatory healthcare insurance funds.

"The payment mechanism in primary health care also includes the expenses for remunerating the community health assistant. At the hospital level, there is a program to procure services for pediatric rehabilitation. However, the number of institutions providing such services is relatively small. Investments in medical technologies are needed to ensure the provision of rehabilitation services, as well as the development of the capacities of several providers to cover the needs throughout Moldova", CNAM director-general Ion Dodon said.

According to the experts of the World Bank, the project should also include the telemedicine service, which would facilitate access to services by reducing the waiting time and ensuring access to them in geographically difficult areas. Specialists could thus keep in touch with patients who have been discharged from the hospital to ensure that they continue to receive care and various risk factors are prevented.

Improving rehabilitation services in Moldova project is currently under elaboration, provided by the World Bank in the Country Partnership Framework with Moldova for 2023-2027.

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