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Self-determination and freedom of choice is preserved

The German Bundestag decides tomorrow, Thursday, the law on the strengthening of intensive nursing care and medical Rehabilitation in statutory health insurance (intensive care and rehabilitation strengthening act, Shi-IPReG). For this purpose, the Vice-Chairman, Georg Nüßlein, and the health to explain political spokeswoman, Karin Maag:

Nüßlein: “A good quality in the outpatient, intensive nursing care and comprehensive account of the desire of the Insured, in which location you would like to receive this supply, are not mutually exclusive. We have ensured that it is possible not to repair, if the apartment is right off the bat with the requirements of good medical and nursing care. Just as important as the choice of the performance of the location, the quality of outpatient intensive care. This, we are improving with this law is important, and how to fix this is always the occurrence of unacceptable abuses in this area. To ensure the quality also contributes, that the non-clinical intensive care may only be prescribed by Physicians, for the care of the patient is particularly qualified.

In addition to nursing, we also bring rehabilitation services significantly. A contract doctor prescribed geriatric Rehabilitation must not be from the health insurance Fund in question. The duration of such a rehabilitation measure is defined on a regular basis 20 days of treatment in an outpatient rehab, and three weeks at an inpatient rehab.“

Karin Maag: “With the intensive care and rehabilitation to strengthen the law, in short, IPReG, we improve the sustainable quality in out-of-hospital intensive care. Especially the planned removal of the so far higher financial burden on the Insured in the case of a stationary supply is here welcome to. Because of access to qualified care facilities will be facilitated significantly.

At the same time, but also continue to receive, the understandable desire of patients or relatives to a care home to comply with. Unfortunately we had to in the past, Yes, always gaps, in particular in outpatient care. Such an abuse we want to stop now for good. Ambulatory care providers in group homes are to be unannounced inspected. In the future, the weaning potential in ventilated patients must be prior to the laying out of the hospital and in every medical regulation of non-clinical intensive care is collected.

We have also made clear that the determination of the Medical service, the medical and nursing care at the desired place of performance is not guaranteed, not automatic rejection of the claim by the insurer in this place is justified. Rather, the parties Involved are the Insured, providers, and payers – kept, all the available opportunities and the necessary repairs made.“


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