The National Health Insurance Company announces major changes in the health strategy, inspired by the European model, so that Romanians will benefit from new benefits in terms of the analyzes carried out and methods of prevention in the case of certain conditions.
Good news for Romanians insured at CNAS
During a recent congress, the National Health Insurance Company (CNAS) brought good news for Romanians: a new health package is available, with a special focus on prevention and significant benefits for the insured. Romania’s Health Strategy is thus beginning to align with European standards, aiming to improve access to quality medical services.
According to statements made during the event, the package of medical services underwent adjustments to emphasize the importance of prevention in health care. Thus, doctors will have detailed lifestyle discussions with patients, offering personalized recommendations for maintaining optimal health.
One of the notable changes is the possibility to benefit from free medical tests. Insureds have the right to carry out certain analyzes within the respective year without additional costs. Moreover, these tests can be performed without waiting at the laboratories, thereby eliminating time barriers and facilitating access to essential medical services.
Cătălina Călinoiu, CNAS spokesperson, emphasized the importance of these changes, emphasizing that the new health package brings significant benefits to the insured.
“From this year, the package of medical services has been reconfigured a bit, placing greater emphasis on prevention. The doctor talks to you about your lifestyle, makes recommendations. Medical analyzes that if you did not do that year, you have the right to them for free and most importantly, without waiting lists at the laboratories”, said Cătălina Călinoiu.
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The changes that could prevent the emergence of health problems among Romanians
This major change in the healthcare system reflects the authorities’ efforts to create a more conducive environment for disease prevention and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among the population.
It is expected that these measures will contribute to the improvement of the general state of health of Romanians and reduce the old problem of the health system, namely the treatment and approach to problems in their early stages.
In Romania, approximately 700 localities face a worrying situation: the lack of family doctors. This problem raises serious questions about access to basic health services in these communities, and the Crucea Alb Galbenă Foundation has launched an appeal to raise awareness of patients’ rights in this delicate situation.
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According to the data presented, the lack of family doctors should not deprive people of the care they need. Măriuca Ivan, representative of the Crucea Alb Galbenă Foundation, emphasized that patients have the right to 90 days of care per year, offered free of charge by the National Insurance House.
This extremely important information, according to his words, is often not explicitly communicated by doctors to patients, which could lead to a lack of information, which entails the underutilization of this benefit and right of citizens.
“You are entitled to 90 days of care per year, free of charge from the House (National Insurance House number). Even doctors don’t bother to tell people that. To guide them. Go and demand your rights”, said Măriuca Ivan, Crucea Alb Galbenă Foundation.