The compensation paid by Kela for the remote service provided by a private doctor multiplied in 2020. In 2020, compensation was paid to 153,000 people for the remote service, a total of EUR 2 million. In 2019, compensation was paid to 3,800 people for remote reception, a total of 50,000 euros.
A total of Kela benefits from private health care were paid to 2 million people last year, a total of EUR 134 million.
The replacement of remote services was renewed on May 1, 2020. In the reform, time-based remote reception codes (E101A – E101E) were replaced by one remote service code E101T.
With the reform of the replacement of remote services, Kela wanted to simplify the replacement of services and offer customers better compensation than before. In addition, the aim was to promote the availability and use of digital services. Indeed, the use of these services has increased significantly due to the corona pandemic.
Compensation for private medical services was paid to a total of 1.4 million people, a total of EUR 49 million. Compensation is paid for the reception and procedures of a private doctor. In addition to admission fees, the most reimbursed groups of measures were skin and subcutaneous tissue measures, anesthesia measures and musculoskeletal measures.
Kela also reimburses research and treatment prescribed by a doctor, for which 1.1 million people received compensation in 2020. A total of EUR 41 million in research and treatment compensation was paid. Laboratory tests were reimbursed to 428,000 people and radiological tests to 763,000 people. 155,000 people received Kela compensation for physiotherapy.
Compensation paid for private dental care in 2020 was 44 million, and 920,000 people received it. The most reimbursed were oral examination and replacement treatments by a dentist. The treatment and examination provided by the oral hygienist was reimbursed to 258,000 people.
Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.
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