The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) and the Danish Embassy on August 21 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help the VSS improve its health insurance verification staff’s capacity in 2018 and 2019.
Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has reported that many hospitals have been found abusing the health insurance fund in the first six months of this year.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to actively and proactively direct monetary policy; closely combine with fiscal and macro-policies to control inflation; and prevent 'double' inflation caused by higher foreign exchange rates and global fuel prices.
More than 81.5 million Vietnamese people, or nearly 87% of the population, were covered by health insurance by the end of June, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
Beginning on July 1, the Health Ministry and Vietnam Social Security (VSS) will adjust the prices of some health care services to better manage health insurance funds, said Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Experiences in maintaining sustainable social insurance amidst the aging population were shared by experts and managers at a workshop hosted by the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) in Hanoi on March 6.
More than 8,000 enterprises nationwide currently owe social insurance premiums totalling some 2 trillion VND (87 million USD). These debts are very difficult to retrieve, with some even impossible to get, according to Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
The supply, price and use of herbal medicines will be tightened by strengthening policies on quality assessment at medical facilities, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has stressed.
Although inpatient room costs have increased sharply, medical quality remains stagnant, according to the latest report by the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will propose a new roadmap for calculating pensions for female workers to the National Assembly (NA).
As many as 13.52 million people have joined compulsory social insurance by December 2017, up more than 1 million people over 2016, Vietnam Social Security (VSS) reported at a conference in Hanoi on December 26.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) hosted the first ever development partnership conference in Hanoi on November 30, drawing the participation of dozens of representatives of foreign donors.
Vietnam will not consider raising health insurance premiums until 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has pledged.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) hopes to reduce social insurance debt to below 3% of its full-year collection plan for this year, heard a conference held in Hanoi on November 15.
HCM City health centres that provide treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS should merge by the end of the year with district-level hospitals if the centres are unable to expand services to upgrade into general health clinics, a local official has said.
A new report reveals that widespread frauds by both healthcare institutions and patients have cost health insurance funds some VND3 trillion (US$132 million) in the first four months of the year.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) has shared the database of 24 million households buying health insurance with the Ministry of Health, a move aimed to better health insurance management and health care activities.
Health insurance covered 81.7% of Vietnam’s population in 2016, 2.7% higher than the target set by the Prime Minister, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).
Chairman of the Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has urged the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to better protect the interest of workers ahead of pressures from upcoming free trade agreements.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) should devise a coordination programme to popularise legal regulations on social insurance and encourage people to join the social welfare network, said Politburo member and VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan.