Medical care cost information
"Medical care cost information" provides information, including breakdowns of medical care costs when insured persons and dependents receive medical care at insurance medical care facilities or similar facilities.
- Check the actual medical care costs using your “medical care cost information” and receipts or detailed statements.
Medical care costs for treatment of sickness or injury are uniform at all hospitals in Japan, based on the standards established by the Japanese government as Medical Fees. However, if you show your health insurance card, the only amount you pay at the hospital is the copayment. This can make it difficult to understand the actual amount of the medical care costs.
For this reason, the Health Insurance Society prepares and distributes to members “medical care cost information” showing details such as the amount of medical care costs you paid and the benefits paid by the Society.
We recommend checking the medical care cost information against the receipts and details issued by the medical care institution.
Keep your receipts and details in a safe place. You will need them to claim medical expense deductions on your income taxes.
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