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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Rules for payment of renal care accounts in terms of COIDA


1. In terms of Sec 73(1) of COIDA, the Compensation Fund shall pay reasonable medical costs incurred by or on behalf of an employee in respect of medical aid necessitated by such accident or disease.


2. The renal condition must be directly related to the nature of injury sustained or complications thereof.


3. Dialysis is always performed in accordance to a dialysis prescription.


4. Dialysis prescriptions can be provided by a nephrologist or a medical practitioner with appropriate training in nephrology.


5. Haemodialysis provided in a dialysis unit, applies to both outpatients and stabilized in-hospital patients.


6. The global fee for haemodialysis (item 1851) requires regular routine visits to the patient during dialysis and covers:
(a) Dialysis prescription
(b) Assessment of dialysis adequacy
(c) Revision of chronic medication
(d) Counseling
(e) Consultations for chronic and acute conditions
(f) Acute medication and prescriptions


7. After a series of treatments prescribed by the nephrologist or a medical practitioner the renal dialysis practitioner should refer the employee back to the treating medical practitioner.


8. If further treatment is still indicated the treating medical practitioner should submit a medical report with clinical indications for further treatment.


9. A monthly medical report should be submitted and should the condition become chronic a medical report explaining such condition must be submitted to the Fund.


10. Codes:
(a) 75148
Chronic haemodialysis for inpatients and outpatients in dialysis unit.
Charged once daily
(b) 75176
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for inpatients and outpatients in dialysis unit.
Charged daily.
(c) 75177
Automated peritoneal dialysis
Charged daily.
(d) 75150
Acute haemodialysis inpatient
Charged daily.
Applies to all acute dialysis including haemodiafiltration, intermittent and continuous modalities.
(e) 75151
(f) 75152
(g) 75156


Codes, 75151, 75152 and 75156 for CRRT in hospital patient, to be charged in ICU general ward or high care only.