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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]].
 
* Dialysis patients who go to the emergency room are [[Exemption from Emergency Room Costs|exempt from emergency room and treatment costs]].
 
* Dialysis patients receive [[Coverage of Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment]].
 
* 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).
 
* 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.
 
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*For kidney patients being treated permanently with peritoneal and hemodynamic dialysis, eligibility for a [[Level C Long-Term Care Benefit|first-level benefit]] may be determined solely on the basis of medical documents, without the need to undergo a [[Determining Long-Term Care Benefit Eligibility (ADL Dependence Test)|dependency test]]. For more information, see [[:he:מסלול מהיר ללא בדיקת תלות (ADL) בתביעה לגמלת סיעוד|Fast Track Without Dependency Check (ADL) in the Long Term Care Benefit Claim]].
 
*For kidney patients being treated permanently with peritoneal and hemodynamic dialysis, eligibility for a [[Level C Long-Term Care Benefit|first-level benefit]] may be determined solely on the basis of medical documents, without the need to undergo a [[Determining Long-Term Care Benefit Eligibility (ADL Dependence Test)|dependency test]]. For more information, see [[:he:מסלול מהיר ללא בדיקת תלות (ADL) בתביעה לגמלת סיעוד|Fast Track Without Dependency Check (ADL) in the Long Term Care Benefit Claim]].
  
=== Additional Rights and Benefits ==
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== Additional Rights and Benefits ==
* [[:he:הנחה לחולי דיאליזה בתשלומי טלפון של בזק|Discount on Bezeq Telephone Fees for Dialysis Patients]]
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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]].
* The spouse of a dialysis patient may be entitled to [[Sick Days Due to an Ill Spouse|additional sick days]].
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* Dialysis patients are entitled to  [[:he:הנחה לחולי דיאליזה בתשלומי טלפון של בזק|Discount on Bezeq Telephone Fees]].
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*Children absent from school for over 50% of their classroom learning hours because of out patient hospital treatments are entitled to [[Distance Education Support for Homebound Children]].
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*Parents of children '''up to age 18''' who are dialysis patients are entitled to be absent up to 90 days during the year and have the days count as either their sick days or vacation days.
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**Parents are entitled to be absent from work for up to 110 days a year if they are a [[:he:הורה עצמאי (הורה יחיד)|single parent]] or if their spouse has not missed any work due to treatment of the child.
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**For more information see [[Sick Days Due to an Ill Child]].
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* The spouse of a dialysis patient may be entitled to [[Sick Days Due to an Ill Spouse]].
  
==Aid organizations==
 
  
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==Additional Information==
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===Aid organizations===
 
* [[:he:העמותה הלאומית הישראלית למושתלי כליה ומטופלי דיאליזה|Israel National Association for Renal Transplant Recipients and Dialysis Patients]]
 
* [[:he:העמותה הלאומית הישראלית למושתלי כליה ומטופלי דיאליזה|Israel National Association for Renal Transplant Recipients and Dialysis Patients]]
 
* [[:he:העמותה לקידום ושמירת זכויות חולי הכליות|Israel National Kidney Foundation]]
 
* [[:he:העמותה לקידום ושמירת זכויות חולי הכליות|Israel National Kidney Foundation]]
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* [[:he:מתנת חיים - מתנדבים למען השתלות כליה|"Matnat Chayim"Volunteers for KidneyTransplants]]
 
* [[:he:תקוה ומרפא|Tikva Umarpe]] for pediatric dialysis, kidney transplant, and nephrology patients.
 
* [[:he:תקוה ומרפא|Tikva Umarpe]] for pediatric dialysis, kidney transplant, and nephrology patients.
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* For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support, [[Health and Illness/Aid Organizations | click here]].
  
* For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support, [[Health and Illness/Aid Organizations | click here]].
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===Government Agencies===
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*[[:he:המוסד לביטוח לאומי|The National Insurance Institute]]
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*[[:he:משרד הבריאות|The Ministry of Health]]
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*[[:he:משרד התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים|The Ministry of Transportation]]
 
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== Additional publications == <!-- הרחבות ופרסומים -->
 
== Additional publications == <!-- הרחבות ופרסומים -->
* Maccabi Health Services: [http://www.maccabi4u.co.il/2369-he/Maccabi.aspx?TabId=2372_10161 Rights for policyholders undergoing dialysis treatments]
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* [http://www.patients-rights.org/index.aspx?id=4095 Kidneys - Transplants and Disalysis] on the Society for Patient Rights in Israel]]
* The Israeli National Kidney Transplantees and Dialysis Patients Association: [http://www.klayot.org.il/?CategoryID=73&ArticleID=146&Page=1 Rights for dialysis patients]
 
  
 
== Credits == <!-- מקורות -->
 
== Credits == <!-- מקורות -->

Revision as of 22:05, 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

  • Children undergoing regular dialysis treatment are entitled to a Disabled Child Benefit. Beginning in August 2016, they were entitled for a pension at a rate of 188% (4,501 NIS per month, right as of 2018).

Disabled Child Benefit and Related Benefits.

General Disability Pension

Special Services Benefit

Mobility Benefit

  • Kidney patients who suffer from disability in their legs and have limited ability to walk are eligible for a Mobility Benefit which includes a pension, a loan to purchase a car and other benefits.

Long-Term Care Benefit

Additional Rights and Benefits


Additional Information

Aid organizations

Government Agencies

Additional publications

Credits