Local Residents Allowed to Use Medicare Cards at Hong Kong Funded Hospital
The C-Mer Dennis Lam Eye Hospital is now allowing local residents to use their medical healthcare card in making payments in the first Hong Kong funded hospital in the Chinese mainland. The eye hospital opened its doors to the public in March of 2913, charges a package fee which ranges from 150 yuan up to 800 yuan for outpatient services this fee include everything from registration, consultation and basic examinations.
Last Friday the hospital was finally accredited as a Medicare hospital in Shenzhen with six of its doctor five from the mainland and one international expert can now charge patients according to the charging standard of local public Chinese hospitals. This means a patient using his health card will only pay 117 yuan examination fee and 8 yuan registration fee, to be seen by a specialist the patient will need to pay a special service fee of 150 yuan.
Examination charges decrease significantly once Medicare accreditation was given to the hospital, charges for a eye scan decrease from 230 yuan to 104 yuan and a glaucoma test went down from 350 yuan to 90 yuan. Cataract surgery which is the only one that is covered by the city’s Medicare system can now be paid with Shenzhen health cards.
80 percent of the medicines given by the hospital are also covered by the healthcare system and if the medication is not available on the mainland, patients can asked to be transferred to Hong Kong for further treatment.