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Agreement on transparency law for hospitals

2024-02-21T19:51:25.491Z

Highlights: Agreement on transparency law for hospitals. Law also includes provisions for billions in additional liquidity for the clinics. Aim is to create an online atlas that gives patients information about 1,700 clinic locations nationwide. It should be clear in the “transparency directory” which hospital offers which services. The launch of the portal is still planned for May 1st, as Lauterbach said. The law is intended to accompany a major reform with new regulations on hospital remuneration.



As of: February 21, 2024, 8:43 p.m

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New law: A “transparency directory” should show which hospital offers which services.

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The federal and state governments have been struggling for months to reorganize the clinics in Germany.

In addition to a major reform, there is a law that has been stuck - until now.

Berlin - An agreement has been reached in the dispute over more transparency in clinic treatments.

In the mediation committee, representatives of the Bundestag and Bundesrat in Berlin agreed on a planned law.

Now nothing stands in the way of a decision being made in the Federal Council, said Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD).

The clinics should also receive a “transformation fund” with a view to a planned major hospital reform, for which 50 billion euros are planned for ten years from 2025.

The federal and state governments should each share half the sum.

The Federal Council initially stopped the transparency law passed by the Bundestag in November.

The aim is to create an online atlas that gives patients information about 1,700 clinic locations nationwide.

It should be clear in the “transparency directory” which hospital offers which services.

Data on treatment experience, the staffing ratio of doctors and nurses as well as complication rates for selected procedures should also be available.

The launch of the portal is still planned for May 1st, as Lauterbach said.

The law also includes provisions for billions in additional liquidity for the clinics.

It is intended to accompany a major reform with new regulations on hospital remuneration, which the federal and state governments have been negotiating for months.

When the law was temporarily stopped in the fall, several countries criticized that it would forestall the planned major reform.

They criticized interference with their sovereignty over hospital planning.

dpa

Source: merkur

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