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- 1 What are medical aids?
- 2 Prescribing bandages
- 3 Billing of aids
- 4 Correct
- 5 Key scientific studies
What are medical aids?
Medical aids include visual aids, hearing aids and prostheses as well as orthopaedic and other aids and their accessories that are needed to operate the aid1. Aids help to compensate for health deficits and therefore make everyday life easier. Only aids that have a proven therapeutic benefit are paid for by the health insurance funds. These products are listed in the Aids Directory of the GKV-Spitzenverband organisation. In the field of orthopaedic aids, Sporlastic produces high-quality bandages and orthotics.
Orthotics are medical aids that are used to stabilise, relief, immobilise, guide or correct limbs or the trunk. They protect and support the musculoskeletal system. They are more stable than bandages and in some cases have built-in mechanisms, for example for joint guidance. They are therefore able to carry out protective, guiding and in some cases supporting functions in joint traction.
Orthotics can assist with a wide range of conditions. They are generally prescribed by doctors and selected in conjunction with the orthopaedic technician. They can be used for immobilisation to assist healing if temporary immobilisation is required. In other forms, orthotics can stabilise joints or guide them in physiologically correct movements. This can also be useful for the training of affected muscle groups and therefore for strengthening them. For chronic and irreparable damage, orthotics can provide relief and support people's mobility. They can maintain functions and prevent or reduce pain. In their corrective role, they counteract deformities, malpositioning and load stress and can therefore prevent physiological malformations.
Whether it be for immobilisation, mobilisation, correction, stabilisation or relief: Sporlastic orthotics impress with excellent wearing comfort, super handling and an appealing design.
Bandages are elastic fabrics or knitted materials that stabilise joints and bones in cases of joint disease or sporting injuries. Bandages can also be used preventively, for prophylaxis during sport. In this role, they have a protective effect against sprains and injuries. Whether it be to support healing or to prevent injury: Sporlastic bandages for shoulders, elbows, hands, thumbs, ankles, knees, the spine, back and trunk provide excellent support and alleviate pain. Bandages encourage mobilisation, provide security and a better body feeling. Through defined compression, they reduce swelling and bruising and support the healing process.
Sporlastic bandages offer excellent wearing comfort thanks to high-quality, breathable materials that are adapted especially to the condition involved. They absorb moisture and sweat and special zones in the flexion and extension areas ensure a pleasant feeling on the skin. They have a discreet mobility-promoting effect, act as protection and pain relief and get joints and bones moving.
1Guideline by the Joint Federal Committee on the Prescription of Aids in Contractual Medical Care (Aids Guideline) Updated: 17 July 2014.
Billing of aids
Based on the “Healthcare Modernisation Act” (GMG) of 01.01.20014. Billing instructions apply only to Germany.
The GMG has redefined the contribution for aids.
Accordingly, from 01.01.2004, the following applies:
- Insured persons aged 18 years or above must, for each aid prescribed at the expense of the statutory health insurance fund, provide a contribution as per Section 61 Paragraph 1 as follows:
Contributions that must be made by the insured party amount to 10 out of every 100 of the selling price, however they must be no less than Euro 5 and no more than Euro 10; however they must not amount to more than the cost of the aid.
- You can obtain all the details of the GMG from your specialist associations.
- Aids are not budgeted. Based on the GMG with effect from 01.01.2014, the following applies to the prescribing of SPORLASTIC aids:
All of the SPORLASTIC products listed in the prescribing manual bearing the designation
_INSURANCE FUND STANDARD Item No. 05... / 08... / 20... / 23... / 31...
_ INSURANCE FUND STANDARD Registered under item No.
can be prescribed at the expense of the health insurance fund and will not impact on your budget.