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==Medications and Healthcare==
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* Kidney failure being treated by dialysis is found on the Ministry of Health's list of serious illnesses, therefore such patients are eligible for [[Health Plan Fee Exemptions for the Seriously Ill|exemption from payment]] for medications and various medical services.
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* Dialysis patients and other patients who take prescription medications for more than 6 consecutive months are defined as [[Definition of Chronic Illness|chronically ill]] and are therefore eligible for a [[Medication Payment Ceiling for the Chronically Ill|medication payment ceiling]] for purchasing medications included in the [[The Healthcare Basket|healthcare basket]]. It is recommended to only use this right as a supplement to the '''exemption''' from payment for medications (in accordance with each health plan's procedures).
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*Additionally there is a [[Payment Ceiling for Medical Foods/Nutraceuticals]] included in the healthcare basket for kidney patients and that are prescribed by a doctor or clinical dietitian.  (In certain cases the patient may be eligible for [[:he:סיוע במימון מזון תרופתי/ייעודי לחולים הזקוקים לתזונה מיוחדת|aid in financing from the Ministry of Social Services]] for items not in the healthcare basket.)   
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* Dialysis patients who go to the emergency room are [[Exemption from Emergency Room Costs|exempt from emergency room and treatment costs]].
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* Dialysis patients receive [[Coverage of Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment]].
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<!--* In accordance with the [http://rishuy.mot.gov.il/he/vehicle/parking-badge Ministry of Transport and Road Safety], dialysis patients are eligible for a [[Disabled Parking Permit and Exemption from License Fee|disabled parking permit]].-->
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* According to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, dialysis patients are exempt from [[Exemption from Payment of Hospital Parking Fees|hospital parking fees]] (government hospitals).
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Patients undergoing dialysis treatment must come into a clinic for treatment sessions a number of times per week for an extended period of time.
 
Patients undergoing dialysis treatment must come into a clinic for treatment sessions a number of times per week for an extended period of time.
 
* For many, this causes problems related to absence from work, transportation and parking costs at the hospital or dialysis center etc. There are a number of different rights and benefits to which dialysis patients can take advantage of, in an effort to ease the process for patients during this time period.
 
* For many, this causes problems related to absence from work, transportation and parking costs at the hospital or dialysis center etc. There are a number of different rights and benefits to which dialysis patients can take advantage of, in an effort to ease the process for patients during this time period.
*This page provides information regarding the rights and benefits entitled to dialysis patients.
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*This page provides information regarding the rights and benefits entitled to dialysis patients.-->
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*The Health Funds are obligated to maintain the continuity of care for dialysis patients even in cases where the arrangements between the healthcare fund and the treatment facilities change.  For more information see [[Maintaining Continuity of Care (Principle of Treatment Continuity)]].
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*Dialysis patients who travel abroad: According to an arrangement with the healthcare funds, dialysis patients are entitled to be reimbursed for dialysis treatments abroad for the amount that the treatment would cost in Israel.  Reimbursement requires showing receipt of payment and advanced coordination with the health fund.
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*Children with kidney failure are entitled to receive [[Specialized Medical Service]] at various centers throughout the country.  For a list of centers providing this service see the [http://www.health.gov.il/Services/Citizen_Services/Pages/disease-specialized-med.aspx Ministry of Health website].
 
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== Rights specific to Children ==
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==Disability and Pensions==
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=== Disabled Child Benefit===
 
* Children undergoing regular dialysis treatment are considered to be [[Disabled Child Benefit for Children Requiring Special Medical Treatment|children requiring special medical treatment]] and are thus entitled to a [[Disabled Child Benefit]]. For more information, see: [[Disabled Child Benefit and Related Benefits]].
 
* Children undergoing regular dialysis treatment are considered to be [[Disabled Child Benefit for Children Requiring Special Medical Treatment|children requiring special medical treatment]] and are thus entitled to a [[Disabled Child Benefit]]. For more information, see: [[Disabled Child Benefit and Related Benefits]].
 
* Children are entitled to receive [[Specialized Medical Service]] at the National Center for renal failure in children. For a list of which centers provide this service, see [http://www.health.gov.il/English/Services/Citizen_Services/Pages/disease-specialized-med.aspx The Ministry of Health's English website].
 
* Children are entitled to receive [[Specialized Medical Service]] at the National Center for renal failure in children. For a list of which centers provide this service, see [http://www.health.gov.il/English/Services/Citizen_Services/Pages/disease-specialized-med.aspx The Ministry of Health's English website].
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*One who has reached [[:he:גיל פרישה מעבודה|retirement age]] and requires assistance in daily activities, is likely eligible for a [[Long-Term Care Benefit]].
 
*One who has reached [[:he:גיל פרישה מעבודה|retirement age]] and requires assistance in daily activities, is likely eligible for a [[Long-Term Care Benefit]].
  
== Rights through the Ministry of Health ==
 
* Kidney failure being treated by dialysis is found on the Ministry of Health's list of serious illnesses, meaning that such patients are eligible for [[Health Plan Fee Exemptions for the Seriously Ill|exemption from payment]] for various medical services.
 
* Considered to be [[Definition of Chronic Illness|chronically ill]], dialysis patients are eligible for a [[Medication Payment Ceiling for the Chronically Ill|medication payment ceiling]] for purchasing medications included in the [[The Healthcare Basket|healthcare basket]]. It is recommended to only use this right as a supplement to the '''exemption''' from payment for medications (in accordance with each health plan's procedures) included as part of the entitlement listed above for those considered to have a "serious illness".
 
* Dialysis patients who go to the emergency room are [[Exemption from Emergency Room Costs|exempt from emergency room and treatment costs]].
 
  
== Travel and Parking ==
 
* Dialysis patients receive [[Coverage of Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment]].
 
* In accordance with the [http://rishuy.mot.gov.il/he/vehicle/parking-badge Ministry of Transport and Road Safety], dialysis patients are eligible for a [[Disabled Parking Permit and Exemption from License Fee|disabled parking permit]].
 
* According to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, dialysis patients are exempt from [[Exemption from Payment of Hospital Parking Fees|hospital parking fees]] (government hospitals).
 
* [[Free Transportation by Ambulance in Jerusalem]] Aid organization whose volunteers drive patients needing treatment within the Jerusalem area.
 
  
 
=== Additional Rights and Benefits ===   
 
=== Additional Rights and Benefits ===   

Revision as of 21:23, 25 January 2018

Introduction:

Kidney disease can develop acutely or chronically and can cause a decline in kidney function.

  • Acute kidney failure occurs when there is a sudden injury to the kidneys (such as from an injury or from certain toxic substances). This situation is generally reversible and the kidneys can return to their normal functioning.
  • Chronic kidney failure is when there is a chronic injury that can cause a gradual decline in kidney function and cause damage to organ functions and other systems in the body. Patients may suffer from fatigue, decreased work capacity, anemia, nausea, vomiting, and foot edema and heart failure.
  • If the condition becomes more severe and the patient's life is in danger, an alternative for a non-functioning kidney must be used. The options are dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant. For more information see Organ Transplants.
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Medications and Healthcare

  • Kidney failure being treated by dialysis is found on the Ministry of Health's list of serious illnesses, therefore such patients are eligible for exemption from payment for medications and various medical services.
  • Dialysis patients and other patients who take prescription medications for more than 6 consecutive months are defined as chronically ill and are therefore eligible for a medication payment ceiling for purchasing medications included in the healthcare basket. It is recommended to only use this right as a supplement to the exemption from payment for medications (in accordance with each health plan's procedures).
  • Additionally there is a Payment Ceiling for Medical Foods/Nutraceuticals included in the healthcare basket for kidney patients and that are prescribed by a doctor or clinical dietitian. (In certain cases the patient may be eligible for aid in financing from the Ministry of Social Services for items not in the healthcare basket.)
  • Dialysis patients who go to the emergency room are exempt from emergency room and treatment costs.
  • Dialysis patients receive Coverage of Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment.
  • According to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, dialysis patients are exempt from hospital parking fees (government hospitals).
  • The Health Funds are obligated to maintain the continuity of care for dialysis patients even in cases where the arrangements between the healthcare fund and the treatment facilities change. For more information see Maintaining Continuity of Care (Principle of Treatment Continuity).
  • Dialysis patients who travel abroad: According to an arrangement with the healthcare funds, dialysis patients are entitled to be reimbursed for dialysis treatments abroad for the amount that the treatment would cost in Israel. Reimbursement requires showing receipt of payment and advanced coordination with the health fund.
  • Children with kidney failure are entitled to receive Specialized Medical Service at various centers throughout the country. For a list of centers providing this service see the Ministry of Health website.

Disability and Pensions

Disabled Child Benefit

Rights specific to Adults


Additional Rights and Benefits

Aid organizations

  • For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support, click here.

Additional publications

Credits