The requirements of the test results COVID-19 for medical care, including hospitalization for patients with chronic diseases, are unfounded, and the denial of medical assistance without the results of this analysis invalid. This was announced in the Federal compulsory medical insurance Fund, commenting on information of the all-Russian Union of patients about the frequent cases of refusal of citizens with chronic diseases hospitalization due to lack of test results for the presence COVID-19.
Some medical organizations are trying to demand from patients information about the presence of negative results of tests COVID-19 in the provision of routine medical care. In particular, when a planned hospitalization. According to the Russian Union of patients, in some regions, the citizens offered to pass the test COVID-19 only on a fee basis, explaining that the patient is at risk or has symptoms of acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI), so the study is not covered by the territorial program of state guarantees.
“The requirement for laboratory results to the presence of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the provision of medical services under the mandatory health insurance is a violation that is classified as unreasonable refusal of the insured persons in the provision of health care according to the territorial program of obligatory medical insurance”, – stressed the Chairman of the HIF Elena Chernyakova.
HIF explain that regulatory instruments, in particular, to the provisional organization of work of medical organizations in the implementation of measures on prevention and reducing the risk of spread of the new coronavirus infection, approved by order Ministry of health of Russia, as well as temporary guidelines “Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)” the requirement of laboratory tests for the presence of novel coronavirus infection COVID-19 for planned hospitalization of the patient is not installed.
In this regard, HIF demanded territorial mandatory health insurance funds to strengthen the control over the prevention of unjustified refusals to insured persons in the provision of medical assistance under the territorial compulsory medical insurance programmes.