The diabetes convention is an agreement between the patient and the Riziv.
In addition to providing extra guidance for a certain group of patients, the diabetes convention also includes a (partial) reimbursement of the material.
What is the goal?
In this agreement, diabetes patients learn to deal with diabetes , its treatment and the necessary diet. In addition to the finger prick test, the option to measure glycemia via sensor measurement has been included since July 1, 2016.
- Thanks to the new measuring equipment, patients no longer have to take a test to determine their glycemia.
- They stick a thick, round, gel-like patch (sensor) on their upper arm with a small needle in the middle that goes to the subcutaneous fluid.
- A measuring device that they hold a few centimeters from the sensor shows the glycemia value together with a trend indicator.
- The patches last an average of fourteen days .
- The system is comfortable and offers more options because the trend in the measurements is visible. It has amply proven its accuracy .
You can read the full contents of this agreement here.
- In the new convention , daily lump sums are invoiced to the VI and no longer monthly lump sums as in the previous convention. Patients are divided into groups A, B or C.
- Patients from group A do not pay a supplement.
- Patients from group B pay 2.52 euros per day.
- Patients from group C pay 3.49 euros per day.
- The supplements may only be charged to patients in groups B and C if they opted for the new measurement method .
- If a patient loses the material, he can buy it himself in the conventional center of a hospital at a public price of 59.90 euros.
- More information about the conditions and reimbursement of sensors for people with diabetes can be found at www.cm.be/sensors-diabetics.
- The entitled parties for this agreement are all diabetes mellitus patients:
- with two or more insulin administrations per 24 hours;
- or one insulin administration in combination with other injectable glucose-lowering agents per 24 hours.
- The treatment of other diabetics will be taken care of exclusively through the care processes .
- The convention only applies to people who have a global medical file . Whether a patient belongs to group A, B or C does not matter.
- The convention only applies to adults (minimum age 16 years).
The following documents are necessary:
- statement from the patient with the commitment to follow the prescribed multidisciplinary care program;
- medical prescription, signed by the responsible doctor or by an endocrino-diabetologist from the diabetes team.
CM's consulting physician gives an approval for a maximum of one year.
All forms can be found on the Riziv website.
Codes of the daily rates that may be invoiced:
|Finger prick test
Diabetes Convention for Children
The Diabetes Convention for Children came into effect on August 1, 2016 .
It largely follows the principles of the diabetes convention for adults, but has its own provisions for a number of matters (e.g. rates, groups). All information can be found on the Riziv website.