200 million euros damage: Doctors rake in the case of contrast agents

X-ray, doctors can earn, according to a media report by the lump-sum settlement of the contrast agents with the health insurance part much. In Bavaria, Bremen, Hamburg, lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia there is such a fixed lump sum.

The reports NDR, WDR and "Süddeutsche Zeitung". This lead to Win, because Doctors contrast agent for computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) bought at lower prices. So radio could have lied in Bavaria, a contrast agent for 760 euros per Liter shopping and 3900 euros reimbursed get. Therefore, should be nationwide incurred a loss of around 200 million euros.

The Federal Ministry of health has declared that agreements to contrast agent packages are not mandatory. Such contracts would generally closed between physicians ‘ associations in the countries and several funds. It is the commandment applies, according to which benefits will have to be sufficient, appropriate, and economically. In the event of violations, the supervision could intervene authorities of the funds.

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