Medisave for Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) 

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Chronic conditions are a significant cause of illness and death in Singapore, similar to other developed countries.

If not properly diagnosed and managed, these conditions often lead to more serious complications, which may result in the need for costly treatments and hospitalisations. However, with early detection and good management of these chronic conditions, complications can be avoided or delayed. Patients with chronic conditions are therefore encouraged to have a regular family doctor, undergo recommended health screening, and, if diagnosed with a chronic condition, actively manage their conditions through regular monitoring, appropriate and timely medical treatment and lifestyle changes.

The Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) was first introduced in Oct 2006. It now covers a total of 19 conditions which includes diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (lipid disorders), stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, osteoarthritis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, anxiety, parkinson's disease, nephrosis/nephritis, epilepsy, osteoporosis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.  

Most recently, from 1 Jun 2018, ischaemic heart disease was added as a new condition and the scope of diabetes coverage was extended to include pre-diabetes under CDMP. With this, there are now a total of 20 chronic diseases under CDMP.

To ensure that this programme is accessible to all, the Ministry has engaged the support of more than 1,100 GP clinics around Singapore to provide systematic, evidence-based chronic disease management under the CDMP. The CDMP is also available at all polyclinics, all public hospital Specialist Outpatient clinics (SOCs) and participating private specialist clinics. To reduce the out-of-pocket cash payments for outpatient bills, the Medisave limit is at $400 per account per year Each claim is subject to a 15% co-payment in cash. Since 1 July 2014, the $30 deductible for CDMP claims has been removed. With the coverage of CDMP aligned with that under CHAS Chronic, eligible patients can tap on both their Medisave and CHAS Chronic subsidies for the outpatient treatments of their CDMP conditions at CHAS GP clinics.

To help patients and their family members keep track of the amount of Medisave used under this Programme, the Central Provident Fund (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. Alternatively, patients can log on to the CPF website with their SingPass to view the statement.

Patients can check for participating GP clinics near their homes by logging on to HCI directory.

GPs/Clinics who wish to be Medisave-accredited and participate in the CDMP can apply with the Ministry of Health here.

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