Dutch healthcare authority NZa has until January 1st to determine which nursing homes in the Netherlands are the best, and these will serve as the norm for all nursing homes in the country, Minister Hugo de Jonge of Public Health wrote in a report on improving nursing home care, NOS reports.
The vast majority of Dutch consumers can save a lot of money on their basic health insurance policy, according to a study by the Netherlands authority on consumers and markets ACM and the Dutch healthcare authority NZa, NU.nl reports.
Last year three quarters of Dutch were on a basic health insurance policy for which there was a cheaper, comparable alternative. On average, Dutch pay about 100 euros per year too much for their basic health insurance.
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.
People with mental health problems in the Netherlands now also face waiting lists at doctor's officers, according to an annual survey by the national association for general practitioners LHV. 52 percent of doctors indicated that they have waiting lists because they have no time to help mental health patients immediately
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
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants health insurers to be more transparent by reducing the number of different health insurance polices they offer to people.
CEO for health insurance company Menzis, Roger van Boxtel says that the Dutch National Care Authority is not strict enough in reprimanding providers for tampering with their packages, making it difficult for people to transfer to providers. The healthcare system is a "ticking time bomb", Van Boxtel tells De Volkskrant in an interview.
Two executives who, according to the Borstlap commission, were partly responsible for the mistreatment of NZa employee Arthur Gotlieb, have been put on leave.
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Edith Schippers will consider the recommendation made by the committee headed by Hans Borstlap that the NZa should be split up.
The Dutch healthcare authority NZa needs strong reforms and better management, a report commissioned by Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Edith Schippers (VVD) will reveal on Tuesday. The report, leaked to newspaper NRC, directs strong criticism at the dual mission of the organisation, which provides policy recommendations and the spervision of hospitals and insurers, claiming that the organisation is plagued by internal security leaks and undue managerial influence.
The two administrators of the Netherlands Healthcare Authority (NZa) are resigning. They have announced this to minister Edith Schippers of Health.
Since December, around 250 transgender people considering undergoing gender reassignment surgery have gone to the VU medical center in Amsterdam for treatment. This comes from a letter to Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health by the Netherlands Care Authority (NZa) on Thursday.
Dentists are going to file a complaint through the Association of Dutch Dentists (ANT) with the National ombudsman about the care authority. They find that the Netherlands Care Authority (NZa) is guilty of improper management, the NOS reports.