Outpatient before inpatient: Confederation and cantons now to keep only one list
2 December 2022 – Since 2019, a list of six groups of interventions has been in force at federal level, which are generally only reimbursed if they are performed on an outpatient basis, unless there are special circumstances. Several cantons go even further and include additional procedures on their lists. An evaluation report commissioned by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) recommends that the various lists be harmonised throughout Switzerland. The Ordinance on Health Care Services will be adapted accordingly.
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