Benefits for medical devices
The Health Insurance Fund will compensate to the insured persons such medical devices to be used independently at home, with the help of which is possible to treat illnesses and injuries, or the use of which prevents the progression of the disease.
The medical devices to be compensated for include glucometer test strips necessary for measuring the blood sugar of diabetics, lancets, insulin needles, different stoma care appliances, orthoses, catheters, wound dressings and patches for treatment of different wounds, the devices used for the treatment of sleep disorders and the masks thereof.
The Health Insurance Fund reimburses medical devices either at 90% or 50% discount rate. Accordingly, 10% or 50% of the device price must be paid by the patients themselves.
The doctor providing treatment establishes the need for a medical device and prepares the digital card of the medical device for acquisition thereof on favorable terms. For purchase of the device, the patient must turn to the pharmacy or a seller who has entered into a contract with the Health Insurance Fund and presents an identity document. If you buy the device for someone else, then it is necessary that the identification code of the person for who you buy the device is included. The list of medical devices is updated annually on the basis of the proposals of manufacturers and professional associations, and the price agreements concluded with the manufacturers.
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