Concluding an Agreement with the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU) for Healthcare Facilities in Ukraine: Benefits and Requirements

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Can you imagine a world where patients don't have to spend any money on treatment, and receive medical services for free, and yet the healthcare facilities providing such services receive honestly earned funds along with numerous additional benefits? We can confirm that this is a reality! Today, our country offers many opportunities to receive funding from the state, and Ukrainian medicine is evolving rapidly, requiring active support. Starting the new year of 2024 with proactive efforts to conclude agreements with medical institutions, the NHSU managed to disburse over 9.3 billion UAH to them in just a few weeks.

Regardless of the type of medical assistance you offer, the state extends support to both primary and specialized medical institutions, as well as emergency medical care providers. However, if you aim to participate in the Program of Medical Guarantees, it's essential to act swiftly and decisively. With each new package of assistance provided, the NHSU sets a limited timeframe for submitting the necessary documents to obtain funding and subsequently signs agreements with a select number of medical institutions.

In light of this, the question arises: why should you enter into an agreement with the NHSU, and what are the requirements for participation in the program? Let's delve into this topic in our article. We'll explore the benefits you'll gain from contracting with the NHSU, as well as the requirements you need to fulfill to qualify for state funding for your medical institution.

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Contract with the NHSU: What Are the Advantages of Collaborating with the National Health Service of Ukraine

To delve deeper into this topic, let's start by exploring the benefits you can gain by signing an agreement with the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU)

  1. Full payment for medical services provided to patients by the state: By collaborating with the NHSU, your institution will receive full reimbursement for services provided to patients from the state budget. However, this applies only to services for which the opportunity to enter into contracts is announced on their official website.
  2. Increased number of patients: Institutions that collaborate with the NHSU are more in demand than those relying solely on payments from patients. Often, many medical services are quite costly, making it difficult for patients to afford them independently. In such cases, financial assistance from the NHSU proves to be invaluable. Knowing that your medical institution operates under the Program of Medical Guarantees, patients will be more inclined to seek services from your team.

Therefore, participation in the program can contribute to enhancing public trust in your institution, as it demonstrates your commitment to improving the quality of medical services and ensuring accessibility of healthcare for all segments of the population. Considering these benefits, it's crucial to act promptly to seize the opportunities offered by contracting with the NHSU.

The Procedure for Contracting with the NHSU

We've noticed that in most cases, our clients are most concerned about understanding the procedure for entering into agreements and not fully grasping all the benefits and opportunities. However, we can assure you that the process is straightforward when our team is by your side, as we have extensive experience dealing with such requests.

The National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU) offers various packages through which you can initiate your collaboration. Each year, these packages may evolve based on the needs of medical institutions. For instance, the Program of Medical Guarantees focuses on mental health, rehabilitation, and introduces some new areas of work, such as infertility treatment using IVF (in vitro fertilization) and transplantation.

With such a wide range of offerings, medical institutions may feel overwhelmed. This is when questions arise that require thoughtful consideration:

  • Which package of financial assistance from the NHSU should be chosen?
  • What would be best for your specialization?
  • What will bring the most benefits from entering into a contract with the NHSU?

That's why, at the outset of our collaboration with each client, our lawyers, who have extensive experience in medical law and understand its nuances, meticulously analyze the professional activities of the medical institution or specific physician. They verify the presence of all necessary documents and oversee the entire process of signing a contract with the NHSU. Thus, our clients have nothing to worry about because partnering with us means understanding all the available advantageous opportunities and ensuring success.

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How to Establish an Agreement with the NHSU: Requirements

It's important to understand that meeting all requirements of the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU) is necessary to establish an agreement, and separate requirements may apply to each specific proposal. Among the essential prerequisites are:

  • Possession of a valid license for conducting economic activities in medical practice.
  • Availability of all necessary material and technical infrastructure and adequate conditions in the medical institution to deliver quality services to patients, as well as accessibility to buildings and premises for individuals with limited mobility.

Each medical specialty comes with its own set of requirements. For instance, primary medical care, being the most sought-after among medical institutions, demands not only a medical practice license but also a clearly defined equipment inventory and staffing requirements. Hence, a medical institution should employ not just a primary care physician but also at least one medical nurse after the physician has reached 50% of the declared volume. Moreover, the physician must adhere to the International Classification of Primary Care, ICPC-2-E.

The NHSU aims to foster the development of modern medical institutions and private practitioners, which is why it establishes such requirements to facilitate the rapid advancement of our healthcare system. This classification enables doctors to electronically process medical requests through coding, significantly simplifying the management of all medical statistics.

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Signing an Agreement with the NHSU: Advantages for Your Medical Facility

Considering that the NHSU has a limited number of slots for agreements, it's crucial to start by determining the most essential proposals for your future operations and compiling the required documents accurately. This will help attract as many patients as possible to your clinic, allowing you to provide quality medical care free of charge while receiving financial support from the National Health Service of Ukraine.

However, what if you make a mistake when submitting your application? As experience shows, this is not uncommon. Of course, if you fill in the required information incorrectly, you can attempt to provide corrected information. Nevertheless, in doing so, you risk losing your most valuable asset – your time. If your competitors act faster, you may lose the opportunity entirely. Our team of medical legal specialists is ready to assist you in preparing for a successful agreement with the National Health Service of Ukraine.

If you're wondering whether signing an agreement with the NHSU is a beneficial step for you, which package is suitable for your needs, and what are your real chances of obtaining state funds, turn to our specialists. We're ready to help you find the optimal solution and bring it to fruition. With extensive practical experience in supporting agreements with the NHSU, our company is well-equipped to guide you through the process.

Feel free to call us at 0 800 201 958 or use the “Request a Call” button to schedule a consultation. Our specialists are eager to assist you with any questions you may have!

Publication date: 21/02/2024

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