Stuttgart - The (KVBW) and health insurance companies in the state have agreed on fee increase of 4.4 percent. “In addition, there is special funding for the emergency service. Including this, the health insurance companies are making 4.8 percent more funds available for outpatient medical care, ”said KV chairman Norbert Metke today in Stuttgart. His conclusion: "We achieved good result."
The deputy chairman of the board, Johannes Fechner, welcomed the plus for the reform of the emergency service. “The health insurance companies have increased their funding for the emergency service to twelve million euros. The tolls have been increased by 1.3 percent and the longer routes have also been made billable as part of the emergency service, "he said.
The overall increase is suspended several components together: "The orientation point value increases by 1.3 percent, the adjustment for the specialist basic flat rate and the additional flat rate for general practitioners increase by 0.6 percent", explained Metke. For the rate of change, which reflects the changed morbidity and demographics, KV and Kassen agreed an increase of 0.9 percent. These elements would benefit all KV members.
KV attaches particular importance to the fact that further services are budgeted after the agreement. In addition to outpatient surgery and interventions to replace the ward, this now also includes all accompanying services. In addition, the promotion of drug substitution and attending medical work are to be remunerated on an extra-budgetary basis.