EHIC incentive scheme: frequently asked questions

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Great Britain. Department of Health. Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 September 2014
Health Services
Social welfare
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The Department of Health is working to improve the systems for charging overseas visitors and migrants for the NHS healthcare they receive whilst in England (and in the case of EEA patients, the UK) and increase the extent of the services for which they can be charged. The overarching objective is to improve cost recovery and ensure that the NHS receives a fair contribution for the cost of the healthcare it provides to non-UK residents; as is the case in comparable health systems.