Quebec Changes to the reimbursement program for ostomates

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September 7, 2018

Modification of the reimbursement program for ostomates

From 1 st  October 2018, the Assistive Devices Program Ostomy will change. As the new name implies, the ostomy appliance program will cover people who have had a temporary stoma just like those who have had a permanent stoma.

The announced changes will provide an indexable annual lump sum  :

  • $ 1,200 for a permanent stoma;
  • $ 800 for a temporary stoma.

From 1 st  April 2019, the $ 800 will be granted in two installments of $ 400. Until March 31, 2019, a transitional measure provides that the lump sum of $ 800 will be paid in one lump sum.

The program will also fully reimburse persons who have had a temporary stoma who are receiving financial assistance programs under the Individual and Family Assistance Act. This is a measure already offered to people who have had a permanent stoma.

To learn more about the current program, visit the Permanent Ostomy Equipment page .

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Links:

 

http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/fr/regie/salle-presse/actualites/2018/Pages/modification-du-programme-de-remboursement-pour-les-personnes-stomis%C3%A9es.aspx

 

http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/fr/citoyens/programmes-aide/Pages/appareils-stomises.aspx

 

http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=1&file=2018F/69462.PDF

http://aqps.org/