On November 15, 2022, a new body called “Organization for Outpatient Physician Tariffs AG (OAAT)” was founded under the leadership of the Bernese government councilor. It involves all tariff partners (associations of health insurers curafutura and santésuisse, as well as the association of hospitals H+, an association of physicians FMH, and medical tariff commission MTK/CTM), who have joined forces in order to reach the goal of improving the outpatient reimbursement system.
This laid the foundation for jointly developing a new physician tariff system that would benefit everyone involved. In the coming months, the two existing tariff structures (the outpatient flat rates and the TARDOC system for individual outpatient services) are expected to be combined into one system.
The new system is expected to be ready in June 2023 and should be approved by the tariff partners by November 2024. After approval, it will immediately be submitted to the Federal Council for final approval. The new system is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2025.
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