While studies outside of correctional settings have demonstrated that co-payments
negatively affect the demand for medical and dental services (Solanki, Schauffler and Miller, 2000; Harris and Custer, 1991; Kupor, Liu and Yoshikawa, 1995), only one study was found by Clark (1997), which anecdotally describes the impact of implementing a co-payment
initiative on medical use in a county jail.
Employees usually care a great deal about their health plan options, especially when they share the cost of premiums and have to make significant co-payments
. All employees--including those CPAs recommending which plans to offer--want to be able to count on their plan being there when they need it.
The higher a family's co-payment
rate, the less often members of that family went to a doctor and the less often they incurred medical expenses generally.
is the practice where service providers, under the Health Insurance Scheme, take payment from patients while at the same time the NHIA reimburse the providers.
In the current practice, co-payment
by the patient is to be paid according to the cost of the full packet and the cost can obviously be reduced if pharmacies supply the quantity as advised by the doctor.
Summary: The recent introduction of a Thiqa co-payment
in Abu Dhabi has resulted in a significant reduction in Thiqa patient volumes since 1 July 2016.
The agencies warn, however, that, in that kind of situation, the coinsurance and co-payment
requirements for the out-of-network ER care must be the same as the coinsurance and co-payment
requirements for in-network ER care.
The researchers say the loss of income is likely to prompt many GPs to start charging a co-payment
. Currently GPs are only able to charge the government directly for patient care (bulk-billing) if they do not charge the patient a co-payment
Both the BMI and government payment systems employ co-payment
rates that vary between plans and jurisdictions.
The funds will be taken from the proposed $7 GP co-payment
1996) used administrative data to examine effects of changing co-payment
levels on use of outpatient mental health services and found that in cross-sectional analyses, visit co-payments
of $20 and $30 (compared to no co-payment
) were associated with 30 and 50 percent reductions in service use, respectively.