Berlin - The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians () and the have apparently agreed in their seven-hour round of negotiations on an increase in fees for resident doctors for 2019. As it has been said from the negotiating circles so far, the orientation value should increase by around 1.58 percent. That means about 550 million euros more in care in the coming year.
After the first round, health insurance companies and KBV were still far apart: A week ago the health insurance companies offered 0.2 percent, the KBV had one A total increase of 4.7 percent required.
With the agreement, the morbidity rate should also be adjusted. It is assumed that this would allow another 70 million euros to flow into the supply. All in all, total of 620 million euros more could be in supply in 2019. The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds assumes that due to the increase in volume, further 400 million euros will flow, as spokesman Florian Lanz tweeted.
According to information from negotiating circles, the proposal on which both sides have now agreed came along 9-0 decision. According to reports, the impartial chairman of the Extended Evaluation Committee, Jürgen Wasem, had prepared the proposal, which all parties involved could agree to. KBV, health insurances and referees each have three votes in the body.
According to information from the Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the KBV's request to pay more for family doctor visits was not discussed any further in this fee round and should be discussed in the upcoming discussions between the KBV and health insurers on the financial adjustment of medical services.
There was apparently an agreement of the remuneration of the increased services for medical practices in terms of hygiene regulations or the EU General Data Protection Regulation. According to the participants, test order should be sent to the institute of the evaluation committee in order to be able to calculate the costs incurred.