German ruling on medical aid reimbursement published:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A recently published ruling by the German federal social court (BSG) requiring health insurance funds to reimburse medical aids used in care homes as an essential part of a treatment procedure has been welcomed by the medical device industry association, BVMed. "The period when sickness funds refused to reimburse due to a lack of a printed judgement on the matter must now be finally at an end," said the association. The ruling of June 6 2002 concerned the reimbursement of an artificial feeding pump and a connecting device required for artificial feeding in care homes. The BSG is due shortly to rule on the general reimbursement of medical aids in care homes. The case in question concerns an anti-decubitis mattress.
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