Vietnam Social Insurance Agency (Social Insurance) has just issued Decision No. 1666 / QD-BHXH on issuing a new model of health insurance card to be used nationwide from April 1, 2021.
The new form of health insurance card has many differences, bringing many benefits for participants and medical facilities
Compared with the current model of health insurance card, the new model of health insurance card has many differences, bringing many benefits for participants and medical examination and treatment facilities such as: Compact in size; plastic laminated right after printing; change the font to print clearly, easy to read; Especially, the back of the health insurance card has changed most of the content compared to the current form of health insurance card so that participants can easily look up information about card usage …
Specifically, for the participants: The size of the health insurance card is more compact, the appearance is more convenient and convenient to store and store in the wallet, limit the cases of loss or damage of the health insurance card. The paper weight of the card is thicker and is laminated with plastic: it helps increase the durability and hardness of the card, meets the requirements of long-term preservation, avoids water, moisture, mold, crumpled, broken, and translucent ink. use process; Help participants reduce the time to change the damaged card, save the contact costs and go back and forth at the social insurance agency. Change the font to be printed clearly, easy to read, easy to check, and limit errors in information printed on the card.
In particular, the new health insurance card number is 10 characters of the participant’s social insurance code, used to look up information about the health insurance card (replacing 15 characters of the current health insurance card number). Purpose: to reduce the number of characters the participant needs to declare when looking up on the Vietnam Social Insurance Portal (at the website http://baohiemxahoi.gov.vn) or declaring during procedures propose to continue to participate in health insurance; re-issue and change of cards; check the medical costs of medical examination and treatment (KCB) covered by health insurance on the public service portal of Vietnam Social Insurance (at the address: https://dichvucong.baohiemxahoi.gov.vn).
In addition, the new card model uses session signs of Vietnam Social Security and prints the scan signature of the Head of Collection Management Board – Book, Card (or the head of the unit of social insurance is assigned by the General Director of Vietnam Social Insurance to sign the order) Helping to resolve the reissuance and change of cards more quickly and conveniently, and will be resolved at the nearest social insurance agency nationwide in case the insured is traveling, working or studying. Interns in another province unfortunately lost or damaged cards. The back of the new card template has more instructions on how to use the health insurance card, helping the participants know how to look up information about the health insurance card and their benefits. Know how to contact the social insurance agency for instructions and answers all problems related to the card and card usage.
For health insurance facilities with health insurance: The new health insurance card uses better paper material and is laminated to overcome the blurred, blurred barcode printed on the card to help the health insurance facility of health insurance to use the code reader. clear, accurate lines and faster medical procedures.
From April 1, 2021, health insurance establishments nationwide will adjust the connection to the data receiving portal of the Health Insurance Inspection Information System of Vietnam Social Insurance according to 10 unique characters of the social insurance code printed on the card. Health insurance (replacing 15 characters of the health insurance card number is always fluctuating as before). Therefore, help curative care facilities manage medical records of insured patients more closely, more convenient for monitoring medical history, drug use … during the treatment process of people with health insurance cards.
For the social insurance agency: The card has high durability, less damage, saves the cost of re-printing the card (such as: card billet, printer, ink …) and reduces the workers in card printing. The new card model uses session signs of Vietnam Social Security to meet the requirements of administrative procedure reform, creating favorable conditions for people to re-issue or change cards in different provinces; In addition, it also avoids the issue of card issuance delays due to the lack of time to supplement the card embryos when the annual number of new issues is too large.
The Vietnam Social Security emphasized that, before the effective date of the Decision, the health insurance card issued to the insured is still valid, it can continue to be used for medical examination by health insurance. Information about the participant’s health insurance benefits (such as: code of entitlement level and code where the subject lives) is still printed on the new model health insurance card (at the position followed by the information on “Sex” on the card).
However, from April 1, 2021, if you need to know more about other management information such as: code of the beneficiary of health insurance, address of residence … of the participant, you will need to perform a lookup on the next portal. receive data from the Health Insurance Inspection Information System and the Vietnam Social Insurance Portal.
The new form of health insurance card is an effective administrative reform solution of the Vietnamese social insurance industry, creating many advantages for participants, health care facilities and social insurance agencies.
Le Kim Lien