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Solution for transparency and financing at clinics

2024-02-22T03:01:19.146Z

Highlights: Mediation committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat decided that a law that had been stopped for the time being should be added. Online atlas of the range of services and treatment quality at 1,700 clinic locations nationwide. Data on case numbers, i.e. treatment experience, staffing ratios for doctors and nurses as well as complication rates for selected procedures should also be available on the portal. Lauterbach said the plan remains to bring the bill to the federal cabinet at the end of April.



As of: February 22, 2024, 3:56 a.m

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Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (l, SPD) and Justice Minister Marco Buschmann (FDP) at the meeting of the Mediation Committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat.

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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 - A solution has been found in the dispute over more transparency for patients and the financial stabilization of hospitals.

The mediation committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat decided that a law that had been stopped for the time being should be added, as the co-chair, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD), has now announced.

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) said: “There is more money for the clinics and a better overview of the quality of the houses.” This could avert a wave of insolvencies.

He promised a billion-dollar “transformation fund” for a planned major hospital reform.

The Federal Council slowed down a transparency law for clinics passed by the Bundestag in November.

The Mediation Committee now voted by a majority to accept it.

Nothing stands in the way of a Federal Council decision, said Lauterbach.

Schwesig said that one could expect that it would be enough for approval.

Online atlas on the range of services and treatment quality

Specifically, it is an online atlas of the range of services and treatment quality at 1,700 clinic locations nationwide.

“Patients finally find out where they can best be treated,” said Lauterbach.

Data on case numbers, i.e. treatment experience, staffing ratios for doctors and nurses as well as complication rates for selected procedures should also be available on the portal.

Lauterbach said the launch is still scheduled for May 1.

The law also includes provisions for additional liquidity amounting to billions for the clinics this year.

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.

Regarding general financing, Lauterbach also said that the federal government stands by the word it gave to the states in the Bundesrat.

Among other things, wage increases for all employees should be better reflected in the reimbursement of operating costs.

50 billion euros for hospital reform

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 share the sum equally, said Lauterbach.

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The major hospital reform aims to change the reimbursement system with flat rates for treatment cases in order to relieve hospitals of financial pressure to deal with more and more cases.

In the future, they should receive 60 percent of their remuneration simply for providing services.

The basis for financing by the health insurance companies should also be more precisely defined service groups.

They should also ensure uniform quality standards.

Lauterbach said the plan remains to bring the bill to the federal cabinet at the end of April.

dpa

Source: merkur

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