Is rhinoplasty fully covered by NHIF?

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Is rhinoplasty fully covered by NHIF?
Is rhinoplasty fully covered by NHIF?

I have to have a rhinoplasty on the recommendation of a specialist. What amount does the NHIF pay for the operation to the hospital where it is performed?

Stanimira Yordanova, town of Kardjali

You do not specify exactly the clinical path, but you probably mean the presence of a disease or distortion of the bones of the nose, leading to difficulty breathing, in which the treatment can be carried out by clinical path (KP) 138 Operative treatment of diseases in the area of the ears, nose and throat with a medium volume of complexity”.

NHOK pays hospital care providers for all medical activities on the clinical pathway, except for some expensive medical devices that were administered during treatment. For example, nasal splints, biological tissue adhesive, disposable tips for high-tech equipment, medical devices for fixation procedures, etc.

Patients must be informed that this KP provides activities that serve to solve a specific he alth problem. The use of disposable tips for high-tech equipment and/or other medical devices from the table is an alternative to the basic treatment provided by this path.

Rhinoplasty can also be performed according to KP 225 "Surgical treatment in the maxillofacial area of very large volume and complexity" or according to KP 227 "Operative procedures in the maxillofacial area of medium volume and complexity". In these two aisles, there are medical devices and instruments for the fixing procedures, which are not paid for by the NHIF.