Mandatory fetal echo scan and colposcopy

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The health insurance fund of Macedonia insists that the gynecologists must display on a prominent place in their offices which examines are free of charge. According to the gynecologists from the private practice, this is illegal, publishes the daily newspaper “Vest”.

 

The health insurance fund of Macedonia in the beginning of January had instructed to the gynecologists that they must oblige the decision where the fetal echo scan and the colposcopy must be free of charge. And not only that. They must display on a prominent places in their offices which examines are free of charge. This was published in the daily newspaper “Vest” in the beginning on January.

Representatives from the Association of the gynecologists from the private practice in Macedonia claim that the Ministry for health indicates whether  some office should have an echo machine or not. According to them, the Fund is not competent to set that.

“The Fund is buying the services and doesn’t have the right to delegate, nor to ask to display on a prominent place in the office that the echo examine is free of charge”, noted from the Association of the gynecologists from the private practice.

From the Health insurance fund said that the gynecological test is free of charge and if the doctor is charging more than the participation for the PAP-test as well as for the microbiological examines, the act is illegal.

“The Fund is working according to its competencies. And we ask to be clear that the gynecologist must not charge more than 150 denars participation for the microbiology and more than 60 denars participation for the PAP-test. This measure is for the patience’s well-being, so that they can’t be manipiulated”, stated from the Fund for “Vest”.

 

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