Health Economics and Reimbursement

Health Economics and Reimbursement


The Global Health Economics and Reimbursement Team are experts on establishing reimbursement and demonstrating the economic value of Abbott technologies. We work in every stage of product life - from product development to medical coding and payment. Our goal is to demonstrate to patients worldwide the real value of life improving technologies through economic evidence, medical policy and provider reimbursement.

Additional Information

  • The Ministry is the principal entity in the health sector in Colombia. These are Minsalud main objectives:

    • Elaborate, establish, conduct, coordinate, execute and evaluate public policies on private or public health and social welfare
    • Participate in the elaboration of pension policies, periodic economic benefits and professional risks
    • Guide, coordinate and evaluate the General Social Security System for Health and the General Professional Risks System, as well as define the necessary alignments related to the Social Protection information systems.
  • District Health Secretariat (ex:BogotáCali)

    These are entities that within their jurisdiction and competence, establish Policies, Objectives, Strategies, Plans, Programs and Projects that guide the resources and actions of the District Health System.

  • National Institute of Health – INS – is a public health entity with technical-scientific purposes and national coverage, which contributes for health protection in Colombia by managing knowledge, tracking population health status and providing assets and services in the interest of the public health system.

  • Colombian Association of Integrative Medicine Companies – ACEMI – is a guild-like and non-profit association which purpose is to represent their private Health Companies affiliates of different segments, such as Prepaid Medicine Companies, Contributory or Subsidized Regime Health Promotion Entities and Prepaid Ambulance Services. Among its affiliates are the most important Contributory Regime Health Promotion Entities.

  • Private non-profit organization interested in social assurance management within the Colombian general health system. Among its affiliates are the most important Subsidized Regime Health Promotion Entities.

  • Colombian Association of Hospitals and Clinics is a guild-like and non-profit entity which purpose is to promote technical and administrative strengthening to all affiliated institutes throughout closure, information, communication, capacitation and representation management. Among its affiliates are over 300 health service providers.

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This material and the information contained herein is for general information purposes only and is not intended, and does not constitute, legal, reimbursement, business, clinical, or other advice. Furthermore, it is not intended to and does not constitute a representation or guarantee of reimbursement, payment, or charge, or that reimbursement or other payment will be received. It is not intended to increase or maximize payment by any payer. Similarly, nothing in this document should be viewed as instructions for selecting any particular code, and Abbott does not advocate or warrant the appropriateness of the use of any particular code. The ultimate responsibility for coding and obtaining payment/reimbursement remains with the customer. This includes the responsibility for accuracy and veracity of all coding and claims submitted to third-party payers. In addition, the customer should note that laws, regulations, and coverage policies are complex and are updated frequently, and, therefore, the customer should check with its local carriers or intermediaries often and should consult with legal counsel or a financial, coding, or reimbursement specialist for any questions related to coding, billing, reimbursement or any related issues. This material reproduces information for reference purposes only. It is not provided or authorized for marketing use.

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