As part of rehabilitation services for heart patients, following acute myocardial infarction or coronary bypass surgery, patients are entitled to heart rate monitoring and tracking using a personal monitoring device (for up to six weeks) that can transmit the EKG reading directly to a medical service center that operates 24 hours a day. The service is provided free of charge for six weeks.
Who is Eligible?
- Patients who have undergone acute myocardial infarction.
- Patients who have undergone coronary bypass surgery.
How to Claim It?
- For information regarding claiming rehabilitation services following a cardiac event, see: Rehabilitation After a Cardiac Event.
- Through the supplementary insurance options, the health plans offer recipients of these services the option to extend them for up to an additional year.
- Patients should contact their health plan for more details:
- Patients who claim that they are not receiving the rehabilitation services to which they are entitled according to the National Health Insurance Law are entitled to submit a complaint to the Ministry of Health's National Health Insurance Law Ombudsman.
- Patients may also submit a complaint to the health fund representative that insures him.
- Medical Administration Circular 47/2002 from 10.10.02 regarding rehabilitation services for heart patients
- Original information written by the IMA.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.