Dispute over the clause in the schedule of fees which is by PKV Association Chief Volker Leienbach mainly in the medical profession vehement resistance required clause in the scale of fees for doctors (GOa). Accused of private health insurance, to seek a monopoly position in the health care sector. The criticism is not entirely unfounded, said Leienbach but equally “more influence on prices, quantities and quality of health services”. The private krankenversicherung.de insurance portal gives both parties PKV and Medical Association to Word. The private health insurance intend no price dumping according to Association Chairman Leienbach, but want to ensure only good medical services for insured persons. For this reason, she cooperate with the medical profession, such as for example the physicians Association of Bavaria (KVB). The KVB with the label “Excellent patient care” opts for extra services and consulting. All participating doctors secure patient-friendly offerings like evening and Saturday office hours, a more than 20-minute wait for appointments or the phone number outside of office hours.
The President of the Medical Association of Westfalen-Lippe (KWL), Theodor Windhorst, sees the situation more critical. A clause of the rules relating to fees would mean a declaration of war against the doctors in his opinion. It would almost inevitably to a cut-throat price competition and subsequently a two-class medicine. In addition, the free choice of doctor and therapy freedom would be compromised. The grounds of rising costs in the health care sector can not apply Windhorst. Finally, in, the revenue of the PKV amounted to 2008 all 31 billion euros, which were only 21 billion euro expenditure compared to. The alleged explosion of costs with high reserves of 10 billion euros would be far-fetched to the hair. More information: comfortable financial situation of pkv contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig/Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59