Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Types of Health Care Systems
Slide content:MEDICARE Coverage in Canada Medically necessary services Medical and surgical care Preventive care Hospitalization due to illness or injury Medical Equipment Dental surgery Extended health care services No requirement for coverage Many areas provide some coverage Average $580 per year out-of-pocket 23
Slide notes:Canadas provincial and territorial health care plans must pay for services considered medically necessary. These include preventive care, hospital stays due to illness or injury, medical equipment, and dental surgery. The Canada Health Act does not require that provinces and territories pay for so-called extended health care services, which means services not considered medically necessary. These services can include prescriptions, eye care, and routine dental care. Most provinces and territories choose to fully or partially cover some of these services, although coverage options vary by region. On average, each Canadian spends 580 dollars per year on out-of-pocket health care expenses not covered by MEDICARE. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 23