Kassen may grant doctors higher increase
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Kassen appear to be prepared to recommend an overall pay increase of around 6% for doctors - higher than average national wage increases - reports Arzte Zeitung. In a review of progress to date in the negotiations between doctors and Kassen to reform the EBM (points-based reimbursement catalogue), the paper maintains that two of these percentage points will be for improved rates of pay for GPs and one for both new procedures and an increase in funding for outpatient operations. This would leave three points' scope for financing the EBM reform and for changes in morbidity.