MOH adjusts MediShield life claim limit for cancer drug services
The claim limit increased to $3,6000 per calendar year.
The MediShield Life claim limit for cancer drug services will increase from $1,200 per calendar year to $3,600 per calendar year starting 1 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced.
According to the MOH, the increase in the claim limit will ensure “the affordability of cancer drug treatments and sustainability of insurance premiums in the long term.”
Explaining the adjustment, MOH said it received feedback that the claim limit may not “be adequate for some patients who require more frequent tests to monitor disease progression or who require more supportive care drugs to manage their side effects.”
“There is no change to the MediSave withdrawal limit of $600 per calendar year. Patients who made cancer drug services claims in 2023 will be able to make additional MediShield Life claims from 1 April 2023, up to the new limit,” the MOH said.
The health ministry likewise adjusted the Integrated Shield Plan coverage to cover only treatments on the Cancer Drug List upon policy purchase or renewal. The adjustment will also take effect on 1 April.