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Table 2 New financing policies for tuberculosis (TB) treatments in the three project provinces

From: Multi-source financing for tuberculosis treatment in China: key issues and challenges

Province Time of issue Strategy Coverage
Zhejiang June 17, 2019 Improvement of outpatient care coverage in Urban and Rural Residence Basic Medical Insurance TB included in the outpatient scheme for chronic diseases
Outpatient reimbursement at primary health facility: ≥ 70%,
At secondary and tertiary hospitals: dependence of affordability of health insurance funds in each city and county
Jilin August 10, 2018 Linkage with rural poverty alleviation program and target poor rural patients with TB Social and government funds: The medical costs should be shared by New Cooperative Medical Scheme, the medical scheme for severe diseases, and Medical Assistance and local government earmarked funds
Out-of-pocket payment:
 Inpatient care: 10%
 Outpatient care: 20%
Ningxia October 20, 2017 Improvement of outpatient care coverage in Urban and Rural Residence Basic Medical Insurance and Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance TB included in outpatient scheme for severe diseases in basic medical insurance schemes
March 15, 2018 Contribution of local government in sharing medical costs for TB Social and government funds: Medical costs should be shared by the basic medical insurance schemes and local earmarked government funds
Out-of-pocket payment:
 Drug-resistant TB patients: 10%
 Drug-susceptible TB patients: 30%
  1. Data source: Policy paper of the project provinces, 2019 June 30
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