Autonomy and Financial Sources, Key Factors in the Performance of Health Insurance Scheme: Case of Albania

Avdi, Enkelejda
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H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies, H51 - Government Expenditures and Health, I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health.
Autonomy of public health insurance scheme comprises political, financial, organizational, normative and contractual aspects. The paper analyses the role and position of a health insurance scheme (HIS) within the overall healthcare system in Albania, the relationship to all other institutions, stakeholders and actors. By analyesing published literature and collected data through secondary sources, the paper focuses on financial autonomy, which refers first of all to a certain level of budgetary independence regarding source generation and spending on health services. For assuring effective and efficient performance of the single payer for health care services in Albania, need effective changes in the legislation do take into account the various levels of autonomy mentioned above.
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