this treatment will now be reimbursed, “in the interest of the patient”

this treatment will now be reimbursed, “in the interest of the patient”
this treatment will now be reimbursed, “in the interest of the patient”

A proposal to this effect was developed by the National Medico-Mutualist Commission at the initiative of the French-speaking Nephrologists Group (GNFB) and the Nederlandstalige Belgische Vereniging voor Nefrologie (NBVN).

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Concretely, a team made up of a nephrologist, a nurse and a social worker will firstly strive to prevent more serious problems and provide quality multidisciplinary support. Secondly, the objective will be to examine jointly with the patient and his entourage what is the appropriate treatment pathway.

The fee is set at 151.5 euros, with a co-payment of 12 euros (or 3 euros if the patient benefits from the increased intervention), specifies the Vandenbroucke firm. The service can be billed four times a year. According to estimates, around 1,800 patients with kidney failure are eligible. Nephrologists freed up the necessary 900,000 euros by reducing fees for dialysis.

“This is a good example of effective use of resources in the interest of the patient, with an emphasis on prevention and quality of life,” comments the minister, quoted in the press release.


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