Joint endoprosthesis (Arthroplasty) is a treatment service reimbursed by the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF), which replaces worn joint surfaces with artificial ones for insured patients. The National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF) purchases knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle endoprostheses and their accessories centrally and pays for it from the CHIF funds. They are distributed to hospitals, then NHIF keep records of endoprosthesis surgeries, and pays a fixed amount of compensation to patients covered by compulsory health insurance who have purchased endoprostheses at their own expense.

Joint arthroplasty with compensatory joints is performed in hospitals. A family doctor or a specialist doctor who suspects a patient having a disease requiring arthroplasty, after assessing the patient's general condition, sends him or her for consultation to a personal health care institution (PHCI) that provides arthroplasty services. The PHCI doctor orthopedist traumatologist or authorized employee registers the application for compensatory joint endoprosthesis in the NHIF Queue and Inventory Management Information System and submits it to the NHIF through this information system.

NHIF registers the applications of the population covered by compulsory health insurance for free endoprostheses.

Consultations on issues related to joint endoprosthesis are provided through the general telephone number of the health insurance funds +370 5 232 2222 or territorial health insurance funds.

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Do You have any questions? You can submit them to the health insurance funds by e-mail [email protected] or by general phone number (8 5) 232 2222, calling from abroad +370 5 232 2222.
Last updated: 29-06-2021