Chronic diseases are a major source of morbidity, suffering and misery to patients and their families in Singapore. They are also the major causes of death. This is a phenomenon common to all developed countries.
The Chronic Disease Management Programme was first introduced in Oct 2006 for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (lipid disorders) and stroke. It was later expanded to include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Apr 2008, and more recently, on 1 Oct 2009, to schizophrenia and major depression. From 1 Nov 2011, bipolar disorder and dementia were added. With this, there are now a total of 10 chronic diseases under CDMP.
To ensure that this programme is assessable to all, the Ministry has engaged the support of more than 700 GP clinics and GP groups around Singapore to provide systematic, evidence-based chronic disease management programmes. To reduce the out-of-pocket cash payments for outpatient bills, you can use your family member's or your own Medisave (up to 10 accounts) of up to $400 per account per year. Each claim is subject to a deductible of $30 and 15% copayment.
From 1 Nov 2009, Medisave can also be used for pneumococcal vaccinations for children under the age of 5 years and Hepatitis B vaccinations, subject to a withdrawal limit of $400 per Medisave account per year.
To help patients and their family members keep track of the amount of Medisave used under this Programme, CPF Board has created a separate account summary for the CDMP. Participating clinics can check the Medisave balances under the CDMP on behalf of their patients upon request.
Or patients can log on to the CPF website with their SingPass to view the statement.
Patients can also check for participating GP clinics near their homes by logging on to the HPB website
For more information on the Programme, the public can refer to the HPB website.