Cologne - 51 medical professional associations today voted in joint resolution against split between the statutory health insurance associations (KVen) and the (KBV). The occasion is the plans of the black-red government coalition to form the representative assemblies of the medical corporations in equal parts from general practitioners and specialists. "The general practitioner members of the representatives' assembly decide on purely general practitioner issues, and the specialist doctors on purely specialist issues," says the coalition agreement without questioning the democratic majority. The aim is to prevent the legislature from intervening with solution based on medical self-administration, as KBV chairman Andreas Gassen had repeatedly stated in advance.
Harmonize democratic representation and protection against dominance Gassen is now backed by 51 professional associations, including the NAV-Virchowbund, the Hartmannbund, MEDI GENO Germany, which represent interdisciplinary medical interests, but also from large associations such as the Professional Association of German Internal Medicine and the Professional Association of German Surgeons. “The undersigned medical and psychotherapeutic professional associations speak out against division of the medical self-administration of the KV system. The unity of contract physicians and contract psychotherapists must be preserved, "says the resolution.
In the KV- System, the relationship between the democratic representation of the respective general practitioner, specialist and psychotherapeutic care areas with the necessary protection against dominance must be balanced as possible through suitable self-administration solution.
"This is an impressive sign of medical unity, the unity of the To preserve KV-Systems and to oppose all efforts to split up, ”said the federal chairman of the NAV-Virchow-Bund, Dirk Heinrich. The doctors on site in the care would have no understanding for discussion about the separation of the representative assemblies in equal parts into general practitioner and specialist areas.
Criticism from the German General Practitioner Association Der (HÄV ), however, had already criticized the KBV's plans to amend its statutes as sham solution at the beginning of September. "This means that the specialist physician's decision-making authority over general practitioner matters is permanently guaranteed," feared the HÄV Federal Chairman Ulrich Weigeldt.