MOH publishes fee benchmarks for private surgeon charges

ST Paper, 13 Nov 2018, MOH publishes fee benchmarks for private surgeon charges to rein in rising healthcare costs

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Fee benchmarks for 222 common surgical procedures by private surgeons here, such as hip replacement and colonoscopy, were published online on Tuesday (Nov 13) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on its website, as part of government measures to boost transparency and rein in rising healthcare costs.

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The guidelines can also be used by insurers to make their products and claims processes clearer and smoother for patients.

However, healthcare providers do not need to adhere to charges stipulated in the guidelines.

While doctors who charge more than the benchmarks may not be overcharging, the committee said they should inform the patient and insurer before the surgery is performed.

MOH Fee Benchmarks for Private Sector Surgeon Fees (As of 13 November 2018)[PDF]

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