Berlin - There are 96.5 new branch offices for doctors in Berlin. That was decided by the State Committee of Doctors and Health Insurance Companies. The committee uses the possibilities of the new requirements planning guideline, which came into force nationwide on July 1, 2019.
“We are pleased about the new branch offices. We will do everything we can to ensure that these seats are occupied, ”said Burkhard Ruppert, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians () Berlin.
Most of the new settlement options in the capital are for general practitioners (62.5 seats). This is followed by 21.5 seats for gynecologists, twelve seats for ophthalmologists and half seat for specialists in internal medicine and rheumatology or internal medicine with focus on rheumatology.
The new branch offices apply to all of Berlin. It has therefore not yet been determined in which districts the new seats will be created. This is decided by the admissions committee of the joint self-administration on case-by-case basis.
KV Berlin has agreed "letter of intent" with the Berlin Senate Department for Health and Social Affairs and the health insurance companies. The aim is that the doctor's offices in Berlin are distributed as needed as possible.
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Ruppert points out that It is becoming increasingly difficult in some specialist groups to find doctors who want to establish themselves. Family doctors are particularly affected, third of whom in Berlin are 60 years and older.
According to the KV, around 800 family doctors will reach retirement age in the next five years. Successors are rare because many young doctors prefer the employment relationship.
The KV criticizes that there will be no additional money from the health insurance companies for the new doctors in the system. "Despite all the joy about the new doctor's offices, we are very concerned about the counter-financing," said Ruppert.
How should you explain to those in private practice that it would be good development if more doctor's offices were to be available in Berlin as result of changes in the demand planning figures provided, but this would no longer lead to euro in the morbidity-related total remuneration. "No other professional group would accept something like that," said Ruppert.