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The recommendations include whether the care should be provided in the home environment or in a care facility, which specific types of assistance arzneimittelpreisvrrordnung necessary, whether the tasks should be carried out by an assistant partially or in full, whether the person requiring care needs to be supervised or guided.

The German healthcare system

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. A SHI insuree is free to seek treatment in any SHI-approved hospital, regardless of whether it is specified in the hospital plan. The main task service guarantee contract is ensuring insurees receive sufficient, uniform nursing care that meets the recognized standards of medical nursing care.

To meet this obligation, the association draws up a consumption plan. SHI expenditure is almost completely covered by premiums and to a small extent, also by other funding such as federal grantswhich are calculated according to earning power, rather than individual health risk profile, as a percentage currently A little over than half A voluntary member of the SHI scheme can only switch to the PHI system if their earnings have been above the compulsory insurance threshold for three consecutive calendar years.

Mail ordering of medicine is permitted in principle, however only by a pharmacist approved to operate a public pharmacy and the process must moreover meet specified quality assurance requirements. To improve the control of medicine sales and distribution, set prices were defined for some SHI-covered medicines, which are remunerated in full by the health insurance companies. By thus relieving the burden on the state, they are in turn granted substantial say in health policy, and also represent the interests of their members and implement government regulation.

Thus, overall, the healthcare system is organized around the principle of solidarity Solidarprinzipwhich provides that every member of a supportive society is entitled to assistance from the other members of the society in the case of illness.

The states also directly fund healthcare facilities, such as the university clinics and state psychiatric hospitals. Additionally, every nursing facility has to conclude a nursing contract with each nursing recipient. Without SHI approval, physicians may arzneimittelpreisverodnung treat private patients or SHI patients who choose to pay for the treatment directly.


Only after this time can other manufacturers distribute the medicine as generic product. These organizations all report to the Federal Ministry of Health, which drafts laws, regulations and administrative provisions, and is responsible for supervising subordinate federal agencies and appointing an expert commission to evaluate the development of public health.

On the other hand, if expenditure is higher than the incoming funds, the nursing insurance company is paid the difference from the revenue sharing fund.

This includes negotiating contracts and remuneration packages with the state health insurance associations. If the review board determines that the applicant indeed requires nursing, the expert evaluator makes recommendations aarzneimittelpreisverordnung to the level of nursing required, as well as the type and extent of measures necessary to reverse, lessen the need for nursing care or prevent the need from becoming greater.

In this system, the health insurance companies are obliged arzneimittelpreisverprdnung transfer all premiums, excluding supplementary charges, to the federal bank. Hospital planning is based, on the one hand, on a needs assessment of the current and projected requirement for hospital services, and, on the other hand, on an arzneikittelpreisverordnung of whether the existing staffing and infrastructure can be expected to meet the identified need for services.

Nursing care insurance is not designed to comprehensively cover all necessary nursing care needs, but simply ensures arzneimityelpreisverordnung nursing and home care. In this case, new physicians can only practice in the district by joining existing surgeries or practices, either by taking the practice over or by forming a joint practice.

For example, the social arzneimittelprdisverordnung insurance company remunerates the nursing services and pays the nursing allowance in cases of long-term care, the statutory health insurance company covers home nursing and domestic assistance, public funding covers social welfare services and investment funding at state level, while private households cover all other costs.

SHI insurees are entitled arzneimitteppreisverordnung the provision of medically necessary drugs. It is an important economic area and, with its large workforce of approximately 4. In joint self-administration with the state associations of the SHI and the private health insurers, they reach framework decisions for the negotiation of overall budgets and the daily rate for patient care, as well as for hospital planning.


The contracts negotiated by the association arzneiimttelpreisverordnung binding for all SHI physicians. In return, the insuree receives benefits-in-kind in the form of nursing and domestic services from the nursing facilities or a nursing care allowance a combination of services and cash is also possible.

Arzneimittelpreisverordning in a separate window. Assessment of the nursing level required is based primarily on the time family members need to carry out nursing tasks as opposed to the time required by a professional caregiver. Statutory Health insurance in Germany Compulsory health insurance was introduced for all residents in the Federal Republic of Germany on 1 st January While, with the exception of military hospitals, the federal government does not directly fund healthcare facilities, it does maintain a number of healthcare institutes and federal agencies, each with its arzneimitteopreisverordnung areas of responsibility.


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Hospital planning comprises two main components: The contracts must specify the type, content and extent of the general nursing services, which the nursing facility is obliged to provide and for which it is entitled to receive remuneration from the nursing insurers contracted nursing institutes are also entitled to state investment funding. The nursing facility has to meet certain requirements to enter into a service provision contract.

While manufacturers are in principle free to set their prices as they wish, 2009 and pharmacists must adhere to surcharge limits and guarantee hospitals arzneomittelpreisverordnung legally fixed price reduction of currently 2.

The aim of this article was to give an overview about the German healthcare system and gain an understanding of arzniemittelpreisverordnung complexity and principles of organization. Assessment by the review board is a contractual obligation for the nursing care insurers. Das Informationssystem der Gesundheitsberichterstattung des Bundes. Ambulatory medical treatment in Germany Almost all outpatient medical treatment in Germany is carried out by registered physicians.

As all residents are obliged to have health insurance, nursing insurance applies not only to SHI insurees social nursing insurance but also the private health insurees private mandatory nursing insurance. Additionally, arzneimittelpreisverordning the SHI, private insurance funds do not enter into service provision contracts with physicians or hospitals with a few exceptions.

Associations of SHI physicians The associations of SHI physicians 17 in total assume state duties arzneimittelpdeisverordnung statutory corporations, but at the same time also represent the interests of the SHI physicians.

Arzneimirtelpreisverordnung further task of the hospital association is the ongoing development of the DRG diagnosis-related groups patient classification system, in which a certain total of patients are divided into case groups based primarily on medical criteria.

Outpatient medical treatment can be divided into treatment by GPs non-specialist internists, pediatricians and specialist medical treatment. Together the two types atzneimittelpreisverordnung insurance form the nursing insurance system, whose common institutions are the nursing insurance companies.

Verband der privaten Krankenversicherung e.