The Supervisory Board of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund confirmed last year's financial results on 26 April. The Supervisory Board also approved the amendments to the list of health services. The wage increase for health workers, calculated on the basis of the collective labor agreement concluded between healthcare parties, will take effect retroactively from 1 April.
The year 2016 budget implementation was influenced by the receipts of social tax, overtime invoices submitted by hospitals, an increase in the cost of medical cases, higher use of certificates of incapacity for work, as well as the addition of new pharmaceuticals to the list. For example, in January 2016, compensation for new pharmaceuticals for hepatitis C was started, thereby rendering them more accessible to the insured, and enabling a very large proportion of the patients to get rid of the virus.
Last year, the Health Insurance Fund paid... Read more