HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme

2019-01-07 • Comments

Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) Procurement Subsidy Scheme

The Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) introduces a new subsidy scheme, HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme to provide sustainable financial support to patients. Patients (Singaporeans and Permanent Residents) seeking treatment in Singapore are eligible for this subsidy scheme with effect from 1st January 2019.

There are 3 tiers of subsidies available for patients:

Tier 1: HPC Procurement Subsidy – A lump sum will be provided to patients to set off against the HPC product cost. This is applicable for patients seeking treatment in both private and public hospitals.

Tier 2: Additional HPC Procurement Subsidy – In addition to Tier 1, patients are entitled to Tier 2 subsidy, which subsidises up to 65% of the HPC product cost. Tier 2 subsidy is provided according to Ward Classes, i.e. the same basis that governs patient subsidies in public hospitals in Singapore. This is only applicable for patients seeking treatment in public hospitals.

Tier 3: Supplementary HPC Procurement Subsidy – This subsidy is for needy patients staying in subsidised wards and can cover up to 100% of HPC product cost, subject to recommendation put forth by an accredited Medical Social Worker. This is only applicable for patients seeking treatment in public hospitals.

Currently, the BMDP subsidises each patient (Singaporean/Permanent Residents) for the first Verification Typing.  With effect from 1st January 2019, the BMDP will also introduce Verification Typing Subsidy to provide full funding of two additional Verification Typing to needy patients staying in Ward Class B2 and C.

The BMDP is committed to ensure that their patient funding continues to provide lifesaving financial support to patients in Singapore who need financial assistance with the costs associated with their bone marrow/stem cell transplants.

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With the HPC Procurement Subsidy Scheme, patients can receive up to 100% subsidy for the procurement of the HPC product. Below are two examples to illustrate the computation of the subsidies provided to patients:

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How to apply?

Please approach your medical team for assistance. Your medical team will send your application to BMDP on your behalf. For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

For further enquiries, please email to admin@bmdp.org.