France

Caisse nationale de l'Assurance Maladie des travailleurs salariés (CNAMTS)

The French National Health Insurance Fund for Salaried Worker (Caisse nationale de l’assurance maladie des travailleurs salariés / CNAMTS) is the main public health insurance in France ; it covers 91 % of the French population, through 101 local health insurance funds.

It is under the supervision of both the Social Security Ministry and Finance and Economy Ministry.

The August 2004 reform Law made health insurance have new responsibilities as far as healthcare system control is concerned. Thus, CNAMTS got reorganized and set up risk management as its priority. It also put in place a counterfraud directorate in 2005 and was one of the members which participated in the Ehfcn creation.

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