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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


CARRENO ESCOBEDO, Ricardo  and  LLANOS ZAVALAGA, Luis Fernando. Costs for reimbursement of the Integral Health Insurance (SIS) in Peru. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.1, pp.10-17. ISSN 1018-130X.

Costs for reimbursement of the Integral Health Insurance (SIS) have not been studied in Peru. Objectives: To estimate the economic costs for administrative procedures for SIS reimbursement in DISA IV Lima Este during year 2002.Material and Methods: A cost study of SIS reimbursement involving a description of each activity required for reimbursement on the suppliers including time measurement, human resources required, administrative costs of reimbursement and the frequent of rejection of cases. Based on a pilot study, considering Level of Confidence: 95%, Standard error: 0.03, a sample of 60 outpatient consultations was calculated. An ad-hoc form was designed for a process analysis of SIS reimbursement for primary health care facilities (Health centers and posts).Results: Administrative costs of billing of the health consultation of SIS patient was in average 5,49 (CI 95%: 2,75 - 8,23) nuevos soles (n.s.). 100% of reimbursements lasts more than 30 days, with an average of 168 days (range: 123 - 220 days). The administrative-year costs estimated for SIS consultations at year 2002 was 1 448 251.02 n.s., amount not recognized as reimbursable at SIS. Conclusions: Costs non recognized as reimbursable are quite high and equivalent to 3 621 hospitalizations in Intensive Care Units, to 14 483 deliveries and to 10 345 cesarean sections based on SIS rates. (Rev Med Hered 2008;19:10-17).

Keywords : Costs; Health insurance; administrative costs.

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