NSSU: More than 25,000 people have received prescription insulin

Insulin has been added to the Affordable Care Act, which has significantly increased access to treatment for patients with diabetes. The number of pharmacies where you can get prescription insulin has quadrupled. And the program covered all patients with diabetes.

On October 1, insulin medications were included in the reimbursement program. In the first two weeks, more than 25,000 patients with diabetes received the necessary medications for free or with a small surcharge at pharmacies. In total, pharmacies paid 37,198 insulin prescriptions in two weeks.

“The transition from insulin to the reimbursement system has a number of benefits for the patient: the drug has become more affordable. The number of pharmacies where an e-prescription patient can get the insulin they need has increased. has the free choice of pharmacy for the patient, “says Tetiana Boyko, deputy head of the National Health Service, about the benefits of the changes.

The program includes 76 insulin preparations and their analogues of fast, medium, long and combined action. 47 of them are completely free.

Insulin is released by 6,100 pharmacies and pharmacies in Ukraine. This is 4 times more than before.

Most pharmacies exchanged insulin prescriptions in the Dnipropetrovsk region – 3,716, in Kharkiv – 3,483 and in Lviv – 2,305.

“I note that access to insulin in some areas has improved significantly. of the 23 pharmacies, and now – in any of the 157. In the Nikolaev area instead of 29 pharmacies. insulins release 121 “, – adds Tatiana Boyko.

Instructions: How to get prescription insulin

1. Consult an endocrinologist, who will make your individual treatment plan and introduce it into the electronic healthcare system. In terms of treatment, the endocrinologist points out the type of insulin you need, the dose, and so on. An electronic prescription is generated from this information.

The first electronic insulin prescription is prescribed by an endocrinologist. As of October 1, endocrinologists do not prescribe paper prescriptions. If you have a paper prescription on hand before September 30, you can get the medicine by October 31. As of November 1, only electronically prescribed insulin can be obtained.

Your family doctor may also prescribe insulin according to a treatment plan developed by an endocrinologist. However, the GP cannot modify the treatment plan. Therefore, if you need to change your dose or type of insulin, consult an endocrinologist.

When your doctor writes an prescription, you will receive a message on your cell phone with the prescription number and confirmation code.

Choose a pharmacy that suits youwhich has a contract with the National Health Insurance Fund for the delivery of insulin.

A map of pharmacies on the NSZU control panel will help you find pharmacies: “Electronic map of pharmacies participating in the drug reimbursement program.” In the left-hand column, select the area you want, the location, and in the Contract Type window, choose insulin for free or at an additional cost. The map will show you a list of pharmacies where you can get insulin.

Or look for a pharmacy with a “+ Insulin” sticker.

You can also ask the NSZU contact center operator at 16-77 about the nearest pharmacy.

Visit your chosen pharmacy. Tell your pharmacist your prescription number and confirmation code. Get insulin for free or for a small fee.

In case you don’t have a phone. The doctor who prescribes an electronic prescription can print the prescription on paper. Show it to the pharmacist.

If your pharmacy does not have the right type of insulin, you can ask for it. It’s free. The pharmacy does not have the right to deny you this service, because it has signed an agreement with the National Health Fund. If you are denied, please contact the NHS Contact Center at 16-77.

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