Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service
|Formed||1 July 2000|
|Jurisdiction||Government of South Korea|
|Headquarters||Wonju, Gangwon Province, South Korea|
|Parent department||Ministry of Health and Welfare|
The Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (Hangul: 건강보험심사평가원; Hanja: 健康保險審査評價院) - HIRA in short - is a government agency under Ministry of Health and Welfare responsible for claims review and quality assessment of the National Health Insurance Since its foundation, its role has expanded as it has become a speicalised agency with delegated powers related to health insurance and healthcare from the Ministry. Its head with fixed 3 year term is nominated by the Minister upon the recommendations from nomination committee and appointed by the President.
- 1963 : Health Insurance Act enacted
- 1977 : National Health Insurance Council (Hangul: 전국의료보험협의회) responsible for claims review established
- 1982 : Changed its name to Health Insurance Cooperation Association (Hangul: 의료보험조합연합회)
- 1988: Changed its name to Health Insurance Association (Hangul: 의료보험연합회) and became central organisation responsible for claims review
- 1999 : National Health Insurance Act enacted
- 2000 : Current HIRA was created along with National Health Insurance Service, which combined multiple insurance schemes run by multiple insurers
- 2017 : moved its headquarters from Seoul to Wonju
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