Berlin - If the controversial purchase regulation in the Statutory Health Insurance Supply Strengthening Act (GKV-VSG) comes about, around nine percent of all doctor and psychotherapist's offices nationwide are available. That has been calculated in Germany (ZI). According to this, almost 12,000 doctor and psychotherapist positions would be cut across the whole of Germany. This applies if the limit for the purchase obligation is drawn at supply rate of 140 percent, as provided for in an amendment to the VSG.
According to the ZI, the internal specialists would be most affected. About 3,100 of their seats (37 percent) could be deleted. The practices of medical and psychological psychotherapists are also disproportionately often about to be bought out. Almost 4,500 (19 percent) of them could not be reoccupied in Germany. Most practices are available in the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (2,291), followed by Baden-Württemberg (1,254) and North Rhine (1,440).