Watch the eighth lecture from 8 lectures course running under the title „Innovation for better healthcare” at University for modern Slovakia. In this lecture, Peter Pažitný and Katarína Skybová talk about motivation program for policyholders in the Plan MEDIPARTNER. The lecture video includes English subtitles. Transcript together with the all schemas can be found under the video.
At the beginning of our lectures, I committed myself to do something for my health in order to improve my BMI index:
My weight decreased from 94 kg to 93 kg. However, I have to admit that before Easter I reached 92 kg, but Easter is Easter :)
If I was the client of the Plan MEDIPARTNER, I would get for these activities and a slight decrease of weight some points as well …
While full risk capitation as a payment mechanism for general practitioners in Košice and the region was in place since 1. July 2012, the motivation program of the Plan MEDIPARTENR was launched in October 2012.
Nowadays, the Plan has more than 7000 clients. All clients have to fulfill two basic requirements:
I am insured in the Dôvera health insurance company
I am not insured in the Dôvera health insurance company
My GP participates in the Plan MEDIPARTNER
Currently, there are more than 40.000 of such people, of which 7.000 are registered in the Plan MEDIPARTNER. It is enough to send the application form for the entering the Plan MEDIPARTNER
I have to change health insurance companies and reinsure myself in the Dôvera health insurance company, while submitting registration form to the Plan MEDIPARTNER
My GP does not participate in the Plan MEDIPARTNER
I have to change general practitioner or my general practitioner enters the Plan MEDIPARTNER, while I can immediately submit my registration form for the Plan MEDIPARTNER
I have to change health insurance companies as well as my general practitioner and I can also submit my registration form for becoming a member of the Plan MEDIPARTNER
Entering the Plan, the insured got the opportunity to make use of the advantages offered by the Plan:
Registration is possible directly at the general practitioner, who belongs to the Plan or at the branches of the Dôvera health insurance company in Košice and the region.
It is common that you spend several hours at the doctors‘ waiting rooms. However, clients of the Plan can utilize this time in a more efficient way.
They can, in fact, register themselves for free for exact times of examinations to all doctors, who are members in the Plan MEDIPARTNER network. We try to guarantee the clients waiting times of a maximum length of 15 minutes.
There are 53 general practitioners in Košice and the region and chosen specialists in the Hospital with polyclinic Košice – Šaca and the Železničná Hospital with polyclinic in Košiciach.
Clients may also change or cancel their online registration for examinations if needed on this portal.
Nobody gives rewards for taking care of your own health. In the Plan MEDIPARTNER this is different. We reward clients for taking care of their own health status. They obtain 1200 points already by entering the Plan.
They obtain more points for:
It is possible to lose points when not complying with the agreements in the Plan, i.e. for:
In case of acute hospitalization, this is not considered as not complying with the Rules of the Plan. The same rule applies when visiting a gynecologist, ophthalmologist, dentist, mental doctor or your personal doctor. He/she is a specialist visited by the client on a regular basis.
The exchange rate of the Plan MEDIPARTNER points is: 100 points = 1 EUR.
These points and rewards are accumulated on the clients‘ personal bank account. They can be regularly monitored in the personal account at the www.medipartner.sk portal or by obtaining information on the info line.
Points can be exchanged for shopping vouchers used for partial financial cover of services and products at our partners‘ stores. Vouchers can be generated through the personal website or by assistants at the info line (02/ 2051 0810).
Clients can utilize vouchers in specific:
Doctors, who are members of the Plan, communicate, and so they can coordinate the treatments of their patients. In this way, they prevent double examinations and duplicated treatment.
This saves the clients’:
We are preparing more activities in the near future – Programs of Health. They serve to help those, who intend to decrease their cholesterol level, stop smoking, lose weight or get rid of back pain.
Participating in such programs, clients do something for their health and at the same time they become rewarded.
Furthermore, we prepare higher standard of membership in the Plan – Club MEDIPARTNER. This will already be a charged membership and it will provide its clients even more advantages.
How does the Plan MEDIPARTNER contribute to the clients?
Thank you very much for your attention during the 8 lectures running under the title „Innovation for better healthcare“.
I would also like to thank my colleagues Angelika Szalayová, Tomáš Szalay a Katarína Skybová for their active part in the lectures No. 6, 7 and 8. At the same time I would like to thank to Tomáš Szalay for the directing, excellent camera and final cut of all lectures. Without his help these lectures would not exist. And one more important thanks – I thank to Peter Balík, senior analyst at the HPI for perfect translation of all lectures from Slovak to English.
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Good-bye from Peter Pažitný and be healthy!