[Notice of the Minister of Health regarding the list of reimbursed drugs, foodstuffs for special nutrition purposes and medical devices: ]

2014 Poland Official Journal of the Minister of Health Annex B.1; Annex B.2 (670-680)

Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B - Scope of benefits guaranteed - Beneficiaries - Eligibility Criteria
- Histological changes in the liver confirming the diagnosis of chronic hepatitis. In justified cases (liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension, hypersplenism, esophageal varices, angiomatosis, hemophilia and other hemorrhagic diathesis), after obtaining an agreement of the region consultant, elastography measurement may be taken into account for assessment of the extent of liver fibrosis progression.

Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C - Scope of benefits guaranteed - Beneficiaries - Eligibility Criteria
For patients with genotype 2 and 3, it is permissible to forego liver biopsy in favor of using elastography measurements.
For patients with genotype 1 and 4 with liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension, hypersplenism, esophageal varices, liver angiomatosis, hemophilia and other hemorrhagic diathesis, after obtaining and agreement of the region consultant, it is permissible to forego liver biopsy and to take into account elastography measurements for assessment of the extent of liver fibrosis progression.