Archive for October, 2019

Standardising DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups) payment

October 25th, 2019 | by

On October 23rd, the National Medical Insurance Bureau issued the “Notification on Technical Specifications and Grouping Plans of Pilot Works of DRG Payment” including the “Technical Specifications of DRG Grouping and Payment” and “Grouping Plans of DRG(CHS-DRG) Payment.” The “Notification” stipulated that because the CHS-DRG covers nearly all treatments of diseases, it will become the only standard for DRG payment implemented by the National Medical Insurance. In addition, pilot cities of DRG payment should execute the “Grouping Plan” and formulate local subdivided DRGs according to the unified guidelines of grouping and the actual situation of each city.

国家医保局发文 DRG付费标准正式走向统一

来源: 医药网 2019.10.25


Improving the supply system of shortage medicines

October 14th, 2019 | by

Recently, the General Office of the State Council issued the “Guiding Opinions on Maintaining the Price and Supply of Shortage Medicines.” The “Guiding Opinion” stipulated that a national multi-source information collection platform for shortage medicines and a monitoring system for this platform should be established to realise information sharing of APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) and pharmaceutical preparations in terms of their registration, production, procurement, and price. As for the drugs in the shortages list, pharmaceutical enterprises are allowed to quote their price on the provincial-level centralised drug procurement platform or on the internet so that medical institutions can purchase them on demand.

国办:强化药品价格常态化监管 完善短缺药品供应体系

来源:医药网  2019.10.14