Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) simplifies access to pharmaceuticals

21 April 2023 – The FDHA would like to facilitate the reimbursement of medicines produced in pharmacies in order to combat bottlenecks. It has therefore decided on an urgent amendment to the Ordinance on Health Care Benefits (Krankenpflege-Leistungsverordnung, KLV) and the List of Medicinal Products with Tariff (Arzneimittelliste mit Tarif, ALT). The FDHA has also decided to regulate the remuneration for the partial dispensing of medicinal products in short supply. These changes are intended to improve the supply of medicines in a shortage situation and ensure appropriate patient treatment. The changes will come into force on 1 May 2023.

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