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How medical devices are reimbursed in Korea?
Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (MoHW) operates national health insurance (NHI) system of which major revenue is from the Korean population’s monthly fees that are levied in proportion to their earnings/properties.
Not all medical devices registered with the Korea health authorities can be reimbursed but only the ones prescribed by the doctors and/or used in hospitals and the product groups listed as “reimbursable” are covered by the NHI system.
Different reimbursement levels are set for each product group or medical device.