Tourists in arrears of medical expenses are brewing to establish a medical Lai tourist blacklist.

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 Tourists in arrears of medical expenses are brewing to establish a medical Lai tourist blacklist.


A doctor Lai tourist is to be blacklisted A special panel on medical problems for foreign tourists, which was set up in April 27th, was held in Japan to formally confirm the proposal that the medical Lai foreign tourists, which prohibited the intentional arrears of medical expenses, have been reentered again. The proposal points out that in recent years, after the sudden illness or injury of foreign visitors to Japan and the medical treatment in the hospital, the incidents of leaving Japan without paying the medical fee have occurred because of the lack of cash and other reasons, causing huge economic losses to the medical institutions. In order to punish foreign tourists who are deliberately arrears of medical expenses, it is suggested that the Japanese government collect information on foreign tourists who are in arrears of medical expenses from medical institutions and take measures to prohibit entry to the other day according to the entry to State Administration Law. In order to promote health care services for foreign tourists, the proposal also advocates the increase in the number of medical institutions that provide foreign visitors with foreign language services and the number of pharmacy that can provide foreign language services. It requires the medical institutions to strengthen the training of the staff related to foreign visitors and help their employees to familiarise themselves with foreign countries. Medical methods and habits urge the medical institutions to communicate with the foreign patients smoothly and provide medical advice when they provide medical services for foreign tourists. The proposal calls for tourists to publicize the necessity of joining Tourist Insurance on the home page, while promoting medical institutions to install equipment that can accept credit cards or electronic transfers. As a specific measure, Japanese embassies abroad will recommend tourists to travel insurance in the future, and urge tourism companies to launch insurance products. The Ministry of health and labor will provide medical institutions with subsidies to help them set up facilities to accept credit cards or electronic transfers. At the same time, the medical institutions are urged to develop a price list for disease treatment written in foreign languages, so as to ensure that they are treated on the premise of foreign tourists consent. A surge in medical expenses for tourists Arrears The Japanese government has made great efforts to promote the tourism industry under the strategy of tourism, and plans to increase the number of foreign tourists to 40 million people in the year of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. Against this background, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan increased year by year, reaching the highest of 28 million 690 thousand in 2017. While foreign tourists have risen sharply, the number of foreign tourists who have been treated in hospital for illness or accident has also increased significantly, and some of them have increased year by year because of financial difficulties and lack of cash, and have become a heavy burden on the medical institutions of Japan. In 2017, Japans Ministry of health and labor carried out a survey of 3761 medical institutions. About 60% of the 1710 medical institutions that responded to the medical institutions had received foreign patients, about 80% had foreign visitors to the outpatient department, and 486 of the 1378 medical institutions who had visited foreign visitors had encountered a foreign tour. It is a case of more than one year in arrears of medical expenses. In Okinawa County, which has more foreign tourists, the survey of the county Doctor Association in 2017 showed that about 30% of the 19 hospitals given the answer met the problem that the foreign tourists seeking medical treatment had not paid the cost. Some of the tourists were suffering from serious illness such as cerebral infarction and acute major artery dissection, and the cost of surgical treatment was up to about 5000000 days. Yuan (about 300 thousand yuan). Because Japan implements the national medical insurance system, and the proportion of people buying commercial medical insurance is high, the medical expenses of the patients are basically covered by insurance, so there are few cases of defaulting on medical expenses. Against this background, the situation of foreign tourists Arrears of medical expenses has become a new topic for medical institutions. Up to now, it is difficult for the general medical institutions to recover the medical fees arrears after the return of the tourists. It is not only necessary to spend a lot of manpower, time and cost, but also can not guarantee the recovery of the arrears, so most medical institutions have to give up. Despite the fact that medical institutions have instituted judicial proceedings in tourist origin countries, this is only a rare case. Encourage the purchase of Tourist Insurance to cope with the accident First of all, compared to some European countries to buy Tourist Insurance as a necessary condition for obtaining a visa, Japan has not yet had the same rigid provisions, resulting in a lower proportion of tourists to Japan to buy tourism insurance. According to a statistics from the Japanese sightseeing hall a few years ago, 4% of the foreign visitors to Japan had been ill or injured during their travels. About 40% of them chose medical institutions for treatment. In contrast, more than 30% of foreign tourists did not buy travel insurance. As we all know, the medical expenses of Japan are very high in the world. Even if it is common cold and fever, medical expenses can reach thousands of yen or even tens of thousands of yen. If it is a fracture or other serious disease, the cost of medical treatment will often reach millions or even tens of millions of days when the operation and ICU treatment are accepted. Yuan. Such high medical costs are not high for Japanese people with comprehensive health insurance coverage, but it is difficult for foreign tourists who need the full cost of their own money. In the actual operation, there is often a shortage of cash for tourists, or medical institutions can not use credit cards to pay and other issues, and the arrears of medical expenses are sometimes a helpless action. In January 2017, a young woman in Thailand suddenly fainted near Ueno Park. Despite the timely treatment of the woman after emergency medical treatment, the high cost of medical treatment was a difficult problem. Finally, the Embassy of Thailand had to pay a portion of the cost. Secondly, because of the poor communication of language, and the differences in medical culture and medical habits, there is a problem of inadequate communication between the treatment methods and drugs when the hospital receives the foreign patients. For these reasons, patients are required to pay high treatment after receiving treatment, some people are dissatisfied, and some may be suspected of being cheated, so there will be a denial of payment. ???? To solve the above problems, Japanese tourists and insurance companies have taken measures to encourage foreign tourists to buy travel insurance at the time of the day to meet the accident. In addition, some medical institutions and local governments have solved the problem of communicating with foreign tourists through the addition of translators. Recently, Okinawa county has opened a medical translation call center for tourists and medical institutions to provide translation by telephone for patients and doctors and emergency ambulance personnel when foreign tourists are ill or injured. But considering the complexity of solving the problem of foreign tourists seeking medical treatment in Japan, the efforts of local and medical institutions are far from enough.