Court ruling confirms German inpatient reimbursement law
This article was originally published in Clinica
German statutory health insurance funds are required to reimburse implantable adjustable gastric banding systems aimed at curbing obesity. That is the effect of a ruling handed down by the federal social court (BSG) last week, which reverses an earlier ruling by the state social court of Rhineland-Westphalia. The latter said that the procedure could not be reimbursed as it had not been properly tested and the long-term effects were not known.