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2009/08/10Joint Calculations for High Cost Medical and Nursing Care Payments

Each ward office will begin accepting applications for Joint Calculations for High Cost Medical and Nursing Care Payments as of August. The goal of this new system is to reduce the financial burden on households who pay for both medical and nursing care services.

Currently, persons who have paid large amounts in medical expenses exceeding a certain limit are eligible for a refund termed "High Cost Medical Payment Refund (*1) in the Medical Insurance System and High Cost Nursing Care Service Payments (*2) in the Nursing Care Insurance System.

Beginning in August, households that use both the Medical Insurance System and the Nursing Care Insurance System are eligible for another refund if their annual medical expenses exceed a certain limit.

Joint Calculation Period: For 2008: April 1st, 2008 to July 31st, 2009 (16 months). From the next year onward, August 1st to July 21st (12 months).

Base Amount: This varies by household. Please contact the Medical Insurance Section of Social Insurance Office or your local ward office.

Application: At the Medical Insurance Section of Social Insurance Office or your local ward office as of July 31st, 2009. Payments will be made by bank transfer.

High Cost Medical Payments: If you have paid large amounts in medical expenses, in excess of a certain limit, during a single month, you are eligible for a refund. Please apply at the Medical Insurance Section of Social Insurance Office or your local ward office.

High Cost Nursing Care Service Payments: If your total payment for a single month of home nursing care services and facility services exceeds a certain limit, you are eligible for a refund. Please apply at the Nursing Care Insurance Section of Social Insurance Office or your local ward office.

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