Regardless of PCR Test Result, Care Fee Will Be Paid For Patients Receiving Covid-19 Treatment

Regardless of the PCR test result, the care fee of the patients who receive covid treatment will be paid.
Regardless of the PCR test result, the care fee of the patients who receive covid treatment will be paid.

Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services, explained that regardless of the test results of patients receiving Covid 19 treatment, the health expenses under the Health Implementation Communiqué (SUT) are covered by the Social Security Institution (SGK). Minister Selçuk also shared the information that health institutions will also be paid pandemic care fees in this context.

Reminding that the pandemic care service was included in the reimbursement list by the SSI as of April 1, 2020, Minister Selçuk reminded that the patients who were hospitalized in the service were paid by the SGK only in pandemic cases (PCR test positive), and patients who were hospitalized in the intensive care unit, regardless of whether they had coronavirus or not.

Minister Selçuk, regarding the new regulation made within the scope of pandemic care service, "As of December 1, 2020, we pay pandemic care service, regardless of whether the PCR test is positive, if the verification codes of patients who are hospitalized and treated with COVID-19 are transmitted to the Medula System via e-Pulse." said.

Selçuk informed that the pandemic care service will be paid in cases where the PCR test was positive or received COVID-19 treatment even if the PCR test was negative, treated by being hospitalized by the SSI.

Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk said, "We continue to work as the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services to make sustainable and quality health care accessible." said.

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