Overview Of Japan's Medical Device Reimbursement Policy
Business categoryMedical device
Business functionMarketing > , Business consulting >
Author"Makoto Tamura" of "Healthcare System Planning Institute"
In Japan's NHI (national health insurance) system, which realized universal coverage in 1961, medical fees are determined on a fee-for-service basis. The Diagnosis Procedure Combination system was introduced in inpatient medical care, with a fixed payment per day in many acute care hospitals; however, surgery reimbursement is based on a fee for service out of a fixed fee.
Therefore, many medical implant devices used during surgery are still paid on a fee‐for‐service basis.