The Ministry of health commented on the idea of access of insurers to medical privacy

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The right of citizens of the Russian Federation for medical assistance under the MLA course, therefore, the insurance companies working in system of obligatory medical insurance, don’t have to know the exact health condition of the insured, reported the press service of the Ministry of health of Russia.

Previously, «Kommersant» reported that the Ministry of economy approved the draft law of the Ministry of Finance on the access of insurers confidentiality. The Ministry proposes to provide such information to insurers for a fee. In the insurance community, which expects that the design of the law access to medical privacy will allow them to reduce the payments to the fraudsters, upset the «payment for» access to medical documents. But in principle, companies are willing to pay — there is hope that costs will not exceed the amount of questionable payments.

As reported by RIA Novosti in the press service of the Ministry of health, the bill does not change the legal status of medical secrecy, established by the Federal law «About bases of health protection of citizens in the Russian Federation» data on health status of a citizen constitutes a medical secret and may be provided to the insurer or any other subject of legal relations only with the written consent of the citizen or his legal representative.

«In addition, it is important to keep in mind that mandatory health insurance is no collisions, the solution of which sent the bill of the Ministry of Finance: law on compulsory health insurance was not conditional on the health of the citizens, and, therefore, the insurance companies working in the MHI, there is no problem to find out how healthy or not healthy citizen, though already insured, at least going to be insured on obligatory medical insurance», — reported in the Ministry of health.

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