EOPYY to lower expenses by increasing patient contributions

The National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) is aiming to reduce its expenses by about 400 million euros this year, Deputy Health Minister Marios Salmas said on Wednesday.

The savings will mainly be achieved by increasing the amount that Greeks insured with EOPYY will have to contribute for their healthcare.

For instance, patients will have to pay 30 percent of the bill if they are treated in private clinics or rehabilitation centers.

It is estimated this will save 250 million euros this year.

EOPYY will also offer lower compensation for a range of other things including physiotherapy, travel expenses for kidney patients and the purchases of glasses.