Japan Consultation on Revision of Medical Fees

Central Social Insurance Medical Council Consultation on Revision of Medic

On February 12, 2010, Central Social Insurance Medical Council submitted a report of consultation on the revision of medical fees to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

Major revisions related to community pharmacy are change to quantity based fee by dispensing generic drugs; medication record management fee on medications with greater risk etc.

Major revisions on hospital pharmacy are infection control fee; nutrition support team fee; medication safety information management fee; increased outpatient’s chemotherapy management fee etc.

Furthermore, issue of invoice to patients; addition of generic drugs promotion to regulations etc.