Since Thursday, the so-called citizen tests have only been free for certain groups. In the dispute over the billing, there was now an agreement between the KBV and the Minister of Health.
Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) have reached an agreement in the dispute over the billing of the so-called citizen tests. Both announced this after discussions. Nothing will change in the new rules for citizen tests.
Since last Thursday, the citizen tests have only been free for certain risk groups and occasions. In many other cases, an additional payment of three euros is due. The Corona Test Ordinance stipulates who is entitled to what. The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, which is responsible for billing the tests, had criticized the rules as too bureaucratic and announced that it would no longer be able to bill the citizen tests in the future. KBV boss Andreas Gassen had also called for the tests to be stopped completely and described them as “nonsensical”.
It has now been clarified that the associations of statutory health insurance physicians do not have to check the new eligibility requirements for citizen tests, the KBV said. It is crucial that they “are neither responsible for cases of fraud that are based on false or falsified information from those tested or test centers, nor are they held responsible for them afterwards”.
Lauterbach announced that the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians continued to check the billing. “Anomalies in the test results are evaluated later. Fraud with citizen tests should no longer be worthwhile.”