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Implementation of studies to provide evidences for the revision of Circular 09/2009/TTLT-BYT-BTC guiding implementing the capitation payment

In order to provide evidences for the revision of Circular 09/2009/TTLT-BYT-BTC on the capitation payment method, with support from the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) and the World Bank, Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) collaborated with Department of Planning and Finance, Department of Health Insurance – Ministry of Health and Hanoi Medical University to implement a group of studies which are:

(1) National assessment of provider payment methods in Vietnam:  to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the design, implementation, results and impacts of the current provider payment methods in Vietnam including capitation. The assessment tools were developed by JLN and contextualized to Vietnam..

(2) Costing of health services of  grassroots levels:  to estimate the costs associated with health care services delivered at the district and c ommune levels.

(3) Simulation model and impact analysis:  to develop and use a simulation model to analyze the impacts of different capitation and referral payment options.

To ensure that the evidences for the revision of Circular 09 are provided in timely manner as required by Ministry of Health  the results of the above studies have to be reported by the end of April 2013. HSPI and collaborators have made their efforts to conduct field activities as well review of international experiences on the capitation payment implementation. During the period from 21 to 24 of January 2013, research team carried out surveys in Hai Duong, Ha Nam and Nghe An provinces. The data collection in the rest of studied provinces will be implemented in February and March 2013.

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