Hanover - In the past quarter, around 14,000 statutory health insurance physicians and psychotherapists from Lower Saxony worked 1.14 million hours of overtime without pay - an average of around seven hours week. In the specialist area alone, around quarter of all services were not remunerated - this is reported by the.
"The demand for shorter waiting times and the establishment of appointment service points are unjustified against the background of overtime," said the CEO of KV, Mark Barjenbruch, today in Hanover. With limited remuneration, there could only be limited benefits. This inevitably leads to longer waiting times, according to Barjenbruch.
In this context, the KV boss sharply criticized the appointment service points provided for by the Statutory Health Insurance Care Strengthening Act: “They are bureaucratic monster for patients, doctors and KV. No patient will get an appointment with the doctor of their choice as soon as this, ”he says.
He demanded the extra effort for the practices prefer to invest in patient care. "In view of the assurances of the legislature to free the health insurance work from unnecessary burdens, the introduction of the planned service points is mockery", so the KV boss.