Berlin - The Federal Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians () and the German Hospital Association (), Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe (CDU) submitted compromise proposal for outpatient care in hospitals in joint letter. The reason is contradicting regulations in the draft of the Statutory Health Insurance Supply Strengthening Act (VSG), on which large public hearing is taking place in the Bundestag today.
KBV board member Andreas Gassen and DKG managing director Georg Baum propose time limit for old 116b contracts in the Social Security Code V to be retained. In return, however, the federal government should refrain from treating patients in teams of outpatient specialist medical care (ASV) only for "severe forms" of oncological or rheumatological diseases, for example. In addition, it should be made easier for everyone who previously worked on the basis of Paragraph 116 b old to continue patient care within the framework of the ASV.
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With the draft of the VSG, the federal government has so far made it clear that it wants to maintain the protection of existing hospitals that have so far been approved for outpatient care according to Section 116 b old Social Code V. This means that all clinics that were approved by the end of 2011 would be able to provide outpatient services on permanent basis and without too strict guidelines. At the same time, however, the new version of Paragraph 116 b provides for strict quality and cooperation requirements for all service providers for outpatient specialist medical care.
If both continue to exist side by side, this creates questionable competition, Josef Hecken recently closed given concerns, the impartial chairman of the. Gassen and Baum see it this way too: The result would be inefficient double structures and the further development of the new ASV would be thwarted.