MIL-OSI Translation: Compensation for costs for Covid-19 vaccinations in medical practices and pharmacies regulated

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Source: Switzerland – Canton Government of Basel in German

The government council wants to keep the existing solution, according to which medical practices and pharmacies receive an amount of CHF 50 per Covid 19 vaccination. This decision is made in coordination with the Canton of Basel-Stadt. This is intended to promote vaccination close to home in a familiar environment and vaccination as one of the essential elements for achieving and maintaining the so-called normalization phase.

According to current knowledge, vaccination against the pathogen that causes Covid-19 significantly reduces the individual risk of developing severe Covid-19 disease and any long-term consequences. It is therefore one of the essential elements for achieving and maintaining the so-called normalization phase, through which Covid-19 measures were gradually lifted. People who want to be vaccinated are vaccinated in the canton of Basel-Landschaft in vaccination centers as well as in medical practices and pharmacies.

The cantonal government has included the federal government’s expectations in its strategy for the “continuation of tasks to deal with COVID-19 in the cantonal administration”. He would like to continue to promote vaccinations close to home in a familiar environment and has decided that a separate decision with an independent expenditure approval decision should be drawn up for the continuation of vaccinations in medical practices and pharmacies.

After renewed applications from the Baselland Medical Association (AeGBL) and the Baselland Pharmacy Association (BLAV), the Government Council is prepared to retain the previous regulation in consultation with the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Accordingly, the compensation should be left at an amount that allows the practice or pharmacy to earn CHF 50 per vaccination by the end of March 2023. According to the current regulations, the canton’s additional contribution would be CHF 21 per vaccination.

Since the canton also has to make and finance additional logistical expenses, it is estimated that costs in the order of a total of CHF 776,800 (net) will be incurred by the end of 2022. For 2023, additional expenditure of CHF 85,000 (net) is expected by the end of March.

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