Regarding the use of My Number Card as a health insurance card, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will oblige medical institutions to introduce the necessary system in principle from next year, and the council will aim to abolish the health insurance card in principle in the future. Shown in, generally accepted.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced at the Medical Insurance Subcommittee of the Social Security Council on the 25th that it will oblige medical institutions and others to introduce the system necessary for using My Number Card as a health insurance card in principle from next year.
In addition, in order to expand subsidies when medical institutions introduce the system and encourage the use of patients, we will consider including a review of additional measures for medical fees.
Furthermore, by the end of the next fiscal year, health insurance associations will be able to choose whether or not to issue a health insurance card, and in the future we aim to abolish the principle of health insurance cards.
The committee members who attended pointed out that "it is difficult for elderly doctors, pharmacists, small medical institutions, etc. to introduce it" and "the benefits should be explained carefully to patients", but the policy Was generally accepted.
Regarding the use of My Number Card as a health insurance card, medical fees paid to medical institutions that have introduced the system will be added from this year, and along with this, in the case of patients with a 30% burden, at the first visit There is an additional medical expense burden of up to 21 yen, and there are opinions requesting a review.Keywords: