What are chronic diseases?
Chronic diseases, broadly defined as illnesses that are progressive and may require long-term medical attention, can be costly to manage overtime.
Aimed at ensuring timely and affordable healthcare treatment for Singaporeans, the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) helps patients reduce their out-of-pocket expenses when seeking outpatient healthcare for their chronic conditions.
First, find out which conditions does the CDMP cover:
1. Diabetes Mellitus/ Pre-diabetes
3. Hyperlipidemia (Lipid Disorders)
6. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
8. Major Depression
9. Bipolar Disorder
12. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
14. Parkinson's Disease
15. Chronic Kidney Disease (Nephrosis/Nephritis)
19. Rheumatoid Arthritis
20. Ischaemic Heart Disease
21. Allergic Rhinitis
23. Chronic Hepatitis B
How can you use Medisave to manage your chronic disease?
Medisave500/ Medisave700 Scheme
At Dr Panda Medical Centre, patients with chronic diseases covered under the CDMP can use up to $500 per patient per year to pay for their outpatient medical treatment of these diseases. The claim is increased to $700 per patient per year for patients with complex chronic conditions. A 15% co-payment on every outpatient bill is required. Other than chronic diseases, you may also use your MediSave for other healthcare needs.