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Journal Articles European Journal of Health Economics Year : 2005

The “Health Benefit Basket” in France

Martine Bellanger
Veneta Cherilova
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Valérie Paris
  • Function : Author


The French "Health Benefit Basket" is defined principally by positive lists of reimbursed goods and services; however, global budget-financed hospital-delivered services are more implicitly defined. The range of reimbursable curative care services is defined by two coexisting positive lists/fee schedules: the Classification Commune des Actes Médicaux (CCAM) and the Nomenclature Générale des Actes Professionnels (NGAP). The National Union of Health Insurance Funds has been updating these positive lists since August 2004, with the main criterion for inclusion being the proposed procedure's effectiveness. This is assessed by the newly created High Health authority (replacing the former ANAES). In addition, complementary health insurers are consulted in the inclusion process due to their important role in French healthcare financing

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hal-03866125 , version 1 (22-11-2022)



Martine Bellanger, Veneta Cherilova, Valérie Paris. The “Health Benefit Basket” in France. European Journal of Health Economics, 2005, 6 (S1), pp.24-29. ⟨10.1007/s10198-005-0315-0⟩. ⟨hal-03866125⟩


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