Federal Supreme Court, Decision 9C_488/2020 of 17 February 2021

15. März 2021 – In this decision, the Federal Supreme Court assessed which of the two disputing municipalities, Reiden, Lucerne (appellant) and Uetikon am See, Zurich (respondent), was responsible for the residual financing of the nursing care costs of a nursing home resident. The cantonal lower court considered that the facts of the case were intercantonal, which meant that the Canton of Lucerne was responsible for determining and paying out the residual financing in accordance with art. 25a para. 5 Federal Health Insurance Act (KVG). The appellant contested the intercantonal facts and appealed against this decision.

After a detailed examination, the court decided that the municipality of Uetikon am See remained responsible for the residual financing of the nursing home stay. The appeal was upheld.

For the full decision, see here.