What is Singapore MediFund?
MediFund is an endowment fund set up by the Government. It provides a safety net for patients who face financial difficulties with their remaining bills after receiving Government subsidies and drawing on other means of payment including MediShield Life, MediSave and cash.
How is Singapore’s MediFund program financed?
It was set up in April 1993 with an initial capital of $200 million, but the government injects a capital sum into the fund from time to time, e.g. when budget surpluses are available. The interest income generated from the capital sum is used to provide financial assistance for healthcare bills.
How do I become a subsidized patient in Singapore?
To receive subsidised specialist outpatient (SOC) treatment, a patient needs a referral from a subsidised inpatient ward class, emergency department or a polyclinic.
What is acceptability in primary health care?
Acceptability is one of the quality components in health care, apart from efficiency, optimality, legitimacy and equity. It is defined as conformity to the wishes, desires and expectations of patients and responsible members of their families.
What is the difference between MediSave and MediFund?
Medisave can be used at public hospitals, Medisave-accredited private hospitals and outpatient clinics. Medifund is an endowment fund that works like a financial safety net to help needy Singaporeans who cannot afford hospital expenses despite Medisave and MediShield.
What is MediFund Junior?
MediFund is a safety net for needy Singaporean patients who are unable to afford their medical bills, after Government subsidies, insurance and MediSave. MediFund Silver and MediFund Junior were introduced in 2007 and 2013 respectively to provide more targeted assistance for the elderly and children respectively.
What is the difference between Medisave and MediFund?
What are the different types of subsidies?
There are different types of subsidies offered by the government; some of them are:
- Food Subsidy.
- Education Subsidy.
- Export/Import Subsidy.
- Housing Subsidy.
- Oil & Fuel Subsidy.
- Tax Subsidy.
- Transport Subsidy.
How do I change from private to subsidized in Singapore?
For you to switch back from private to public (read: subsidised) healthcare, your case has to be reviewed by a medical social worker. This is to prevent an influx of people switching from private to public care, and increasing waiting times for needy Singaporeans.
What are the 5 A’s of health care?
Successful intervention begins with identifying users and appropriate interventions based upon the patient’s willingness to quit. The five major steps to intervention are the “5 A’s”: Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange.
How do you measure acceptability?
Factors such as participants’ attitudes towards the intervention, appropriateness, suitability, convenience and perceived effectiveness of the intervention have been considered as indicators of treatment acceptability.
What is MediFund silver?
MediFund assists needy Singaporean patients who are unable to afford their medical bills, after government subsidies, insurance and MediSave. MediFund Silver and MediFund Junior provide more targeted assistance for the elderly and children respectively.
Can I downgrade from private to Subsidised patient?
If you start off with private health care services (e.g. you go to a private hospital for treatment, instead of a public one), you could be stuck there. For you to switch back from private to public (read: subsidised) healthcare, your case has to be reviewed by a medical social worker.
Is B1 ward subsidized?
In another change, patients who opt to be admitted to A or B1 wards at public hospitals will be eligible for subsidies in specialist outpatient clinics should they require follow-up visits at these clinics. About 20 per cent of inpatient admissions today are to such private wards, MOH said.
What is Levesque framework?
Levesque’s framework defines access as the opportunity to identify, seek, reach, obtain, or use healthcare and to ensure the fulfillment of the needs for these services .
What is the difference between acceptance and acceptability?
In other words, acceptability is the more or less positive mental representation that a tool user has before using the tool (Tricot et al. 2003). Acceptance is defined as an a posteriori pragmatic evaluation, implying that a real activity is required from the user prior acceptance evaluation (Février 2011).
How do you measure acceptability and feasibility?
A mixed methods approach will be adopted to establish feasibility and acceptability….Feasibility will be assessed by collecting data on the following:
- Recruitment and retention rates.
- Adherence rates.
- Time required to recruit to target.
- Number of eligible participants required to recruit required sample size.
What are the requirements to qualify for Medifund?
To qualify for MediFund, you’ll need to meet the following criteria: You’re unable to afford your healthcare bills after exploring other available government subsidies such as CareShield Life, MediSave as well as cash payment How do I apply?
What is the difference between Medifund and MediFund?
Medifund is an endowment fund set up by the Government. MediFund is an endowment fund set up by the Government. It provides a safety net for patients who face financial difficulties with their remaining bills after receiving Government subsidies and drawing on other means of payment including MediShield Life, MediSave and cash.
How do I apply for Medifund subsidies?
Besides meeting the criteria above, you must be 65 years or older. You can find a medical social worker at the hospital or institution your loved one is staying in for more information. This medical social worker will help you to apply for the subsidies. If your application is successful, Medifund will cover your loved one’s medical bills.
What is Medifund silver?
Medifund is a safety net for patients who face financial difficulties with their remaining bills after exhausting other resources. Medifund Silver provides more targeted assistance for the needy elderly. Qualifying Criteria/ Age Group Singaporeans aged 65 or above can apply for Medifund Silver.