Specialized outpatient palliative care for health insurance financing

As a legally insured person, you are entitled to specialized outpatient palliative care (SAPV). The service includes medical and nursing services including their coordination - in particular for pain therapy and symptom control. The aim is to provide care in the familiar environment of the home or family area. These include, for example, integration assistance for people with disabilities, child and youth welfare and care facilities. The special needs of children and young people must be taken into account. The SAPV is a team effort in which different professional groups work together: doctors, nurses and cooperation partners. Included are - yes according to individual needs consultation coordination of care, supporting partial supply or complete supply If you have been admitted to an inpatient hospice, you will receive the medical care required within the framework of the SAPV as a partial service.

Medical prescription


Preconditions
an incurable, progressive and far advanced disease. life expectancy is limited and a particularly complex supply is required. The service must be prescribed by a contract doctor or a hospital doctor.

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Last update or date of publication
27.11.2020