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27. November 2023

Isabel Bertsch

On October 19, 2023, the G-BA announced that the implementation deadlines for the PPP Directive would be postponed again. The sanction regulations will therefore not come into force on January 1, 2024 as planned. What does this mean for the clinics?

6. November 2023

Dr. Andreas Langemann

Inflation, deteriorating financing conditions and intensive legislative reform efforts are leading to a reluctance to transfer capital on the part of healthcare providers and their owners as well as potential investors.

5. September 2023

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid

From a scientific perspective, the structure of palliative care in Germany offers some interesting aspects, which will be highlighted in this blog post.

17. August 2023

Jan Hacker

Hospitals facing strategic and economic crises are nothing new in themselves. The fact that it affects so many at once and to such a large extent, on the other hand, does. Here we present ways out of the crisis.

20. July 2023

Isabel Bertsch

Hospitals have been in perpetual crisis mode since the Covid 19 pandemic. The result is a high level of planning uncertainty, which makes it difficult for clinics to develop and plan strategies consistently. This blog article provides solutions on how strategy work can still succeed in stormy times.

28. June 2023

Marcus Ries

The general conditions in our clinics have changed significantly. The regular increase in structural requirements, the exclusion of the nursing budget from the DRGs and the increasing number of collective wage agreements for relief are creating a narrow framework for action in hospital management.

18. April 2023

Sebastian Herbinger

The Nursing Staff Strengthening Act was intended to improve the situation for nursing staff. The law created the legal basis to exclude nursing staff costs from the DRG flat rates per case. Read this blog post to find out whether it succeeded and what impact the law will have on hospitals.

6. April 2023

Vera Horn

The implementation of projects from the Hospital Futures Act (KHZG) is currently in full swing. The financial support for patient portals, cloud computing, digital medication management and digital documentation is intended to significantly increase the maturity of German hospitals by the end of 2024.

5. May 2022

Dr. Florian Kaiser

, Moritz Decker

At this year’s DRG Forum in Berlin, there was widespread agreement that the DRG system is in need of comprehensive reform. There is no shortage of sensible proposals, such as the introduction of cross-sectoral remuneration by means of hybrid DRGs or greater consideration of input costs in hospital financing.

15. April 2022

Sarah Günther

The long-awaited and now published report lists 2,476 services in the area of outpatient surgery and inpatient-replacing procedures that are recommended for expansion of the AOP catalog. Based on the 2,897 OPS services included in the AOP catalog to date (2019), this would represent an expansion of 86 percent.