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Information for doctors on processing of reimbursement costs in connection with artificial nutrition at home.

Since 1 January 2013, we have been handling the direct processing of reimbursement costs in connection with artificial nutrition at home. The tariffs and prices agreed with Helsana apply.

You have previously submitted an application for reimbursement of costs for compulsory KVG benefits. Starting 1 May 2015, we will be renouncing reimbursement applications and will no longer issue written confirmations of cost reimbursement. Costs will be reimbursed if the product is listed on the FSMP list and the conditions laid down in the Swiss Clinical Nutrition Society (GESKES) guidelines are met.

However, nutrition treatment at home will still require a prescription from a physician. You are therefore requested to send the prescription forms for any patients insured by Helsana directly to the homecare service. This ensures that patients are treated immediately and competently and are efficiently supplied with artificial nutrition products. You can get prescription forms from a homecare service or from GESKES.