The Israel Ministry of health published a new circular for the first time, limiting the time of designation of urgent operations in the framework of agreements between sickness funds and hospitals.
According to the circular, which entered into force in June this year, the health insurance Fund is obliged to appoint the time of the emergency surgery, through agreements with hospitals for up to 21 days or up to 30 days from the date of applying for a place.
If the health insurance Fund cannot meet this requirement, the patient can apply for a place for surgery in any hospital of the country and the health insurance Fund will be obliged to pay direction under the condition that the patient’s turn will come earlier than the turn proposed the health insurance Fund.
The limitation of the waiting time for cancer surgery is limited to 30 days, the waiting period for operations of the cardiovascular system – 21 days.
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