The social insurance Fund has announced the launch of a pilot project, in which citizens are injured on the job or having an occupational disease, will be able to obtain medicines and medical devices in pharmacies without payment. All payments are to be made with FSS to pharmacies directly, under special contracts.
In a project lasting three years, entered North Ossetia, Astrakhan and Saratov region. The idea in principle is good – the patient comes with a prescription to the pharmacy and gets whatever he needs. Today, he usually pays for the above purchases from your pocket and then submits to the regional office of the Foundation recipes and receipts for reimbursement of expenses incurred. But if the person does not have this amount? Yes, and back then the money spent – it’s not too fast.
It is unknown on what basis will be selected by pharmaceutical companies for participation in the pilot. They say it will be known around October. According to preliminary data, currently defined with only one criteria – it must be a network pharmacy. As said on condition of anonymity in one of the regional offices of the FSS, it automatically puts the residents of sparsely populated areas at a disadvantage. After all, network pharmacies in such settlements are usually not presented, and, therefore, for the local population with the launch of the pilot, nothing will change.
According to the FSS, in 2017 on the medical, social and professional rehabilitation suffered from accidents on manufacture and occupational diseases was sent 9.8 billion , 16.5% (1.1 billion) – purchase of medicines and medical products.