- The basic health insurance is extended by October 1 with a treatment for severe chronic constipation. It is about 'sacral neuromodulation. Thereby be generated electrical pulses with a device placed under the skin that stimulate the nerves.
The treatment is provisionally conditionally included in the basic package, for a period of four years and nine months, showed Minister Edith Schippers (Health) Saturday knowing. Then check whether the treatment is working and finally comes in the package.
Sacral neuromodulation is reimbursed for patients who no longer respond to the usual treatments.
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