The Ministry of health has made changes in the procedure for determining initial (maximum) contract price (MSPC), approved by the order No. 871н from... Expert: reference prices for procurement of medicines in the current year will not be applied

The Ministry of health has made changes in the procedure for determining initial (maximum) contract price (MSPC), approved by the order No. 871н from 26.10.2017 g. the Most important amendment, according to the chief lawyer of competence centre of public procurement Institute Alexei Fedorov, the transfer of the use of reference prices for another six months.

According to the initial position, the use of reference prices as one of the three methods for the determination of the MSPC was to begin from 1 July 2018, that is, the customer with this period, was to begin to determine the price in three ways: tariff, weighted average for the 12 months and the reference price, and then to the MSPC to take a minimum of three. Now the use of all three methods is postponed until 1 January 2019.

“Also, the order is denoted by a conditional transition period until July 1, 2019, during which in the calculation of reference prices are considered contract prices, including the wholesale markup,” – said Alexey Fedorov.

He added that it is moving forward and it can not but rejoice, but this is not something you can wait for purchasers from the Ministry of health.

“Customers would expect an unbiased assessment of the regulatory impact of the order 871н, he explains. – It is important to know how an increased number of failed procurement how to increase the time of providing customers with medicines, is there a real cost reduction? After receiving the answers to these questions it would be logical to modify the document”.

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