Care agencies do not have enough possibilities to stop fraud with personal healthcare budgets, Dutch healthcare authority NZa concludes, calling for the rules to be adjusted, NOS reports.
Coalition parties VVD and PvdA are pushing Health Minister Edith Schippers to make sure that citizens do not fall victim to "vague" health insurance policies
One in five patients taking lung medication have been switched to a generic brand in order to reduce the cost of medicines. Almost half of these patients have experienced discomfort due to the switch
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has made agreements with parties in healthcare to curb improper use of antibiotics and instead focus on infection prevention. This is an extra effort in the fight against antibiotics resistance.
Further changes to the new healthcare law proposal by Dutch health minister Edith Schippers (VVD) drew doubts and opposition after Parliament heard the amended plan on Wednesday.
Minister Edith Schippers (Health) just announced measures for her healthcare bill in a press conference. It will become possible for insurers to charge a reduced amount against a patient's deductible if they go to a specialist that has a contract with the insurer. There will also be stricter supervision on mergers of institutions, in the revised version of the bill that was surprisingly voted down in the upper house of parliament.
The Cabinet is working together with the United Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and healthcare providers to find solutions to make sure that vulnerable children aren't left without specialized childcare next year, the NOS report.
The Cabinet has signed a deal allowing healthcare insurers to choose whether or not to insure healthcare providers who are not under contract, a law which will be introduced per 2016. Previously, this was mandatory. Coalition parties PvdA and VVD signed with opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP, De Volkskrant reports.