Physiotherapy: palliative home patient
Treatments for a palliative home patient that you carry out at the patient's home are fully reimbursed.
You must use specific provision codes for treatment for a palliative home patient. The application rules are in art. 7, §14 bis of the nomenclature.
Who is a palliative home patient?
A palliative home patient:
- is cared for at home;
- and receives the fixed allowance for palliative care (Royal Decree of 2 December 1999).
If these conditions are met, the nomenclature for palliative physiotherapy is applied until the patient's death . The regulations do not mention any exceptions .
The concept of 'home' can be the patient's home , the home of a family member or a house where the patient spends his holidays . A communal residence or residence (e.g. a rest home) does not fall under this heading.
If the hearings take place elsewhere, you must charge for the benefits in kind using the codes from the other corresponding categories .
Request or notification?
No application or notification is required for the billing of palliative care sessions.
Maximum number and nomenclature
You must charge for each session at home with a palliative patient with the provision 564211 or 564233 . This is true for:
- current treatments ;
- treatments for serious conditions ;
- treatments F-acute ;
- treatments F-chronic ;
- the second session per day described in art. 7, §12 of the nomenclature.
No maximum has been set, other than the general rule of one session per day .
You can only charge for a second palliative session per day (564233) if the patient simultaneously has a serious condition and if the conditions of the nomenclature are met.