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German legislation on improving the provision of therapeutic and medical aids (HHVG) “The principle of additional contributions and surcharges is being upheld”

Dr. Roy Kühne, a graduate in sports therapy and a physiotherapist , played a leading role in formulating the HHVG. As a member of the German …

New German legislation continues to allow for higher quality products Keep written records of consultations about additional costs

A new German law on improving the provision of therapeutic and medical aids entered into force in spring. Known by the acronym HHVG, it continues …

A medical specialist offers his views on second opinions “Specialist knowledge is a must“

Since 2015, patients in Germany have had the right to a second medical opinion for certain surgical procedures. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Harms, a …

Treatment of diabetic foot syndrome Successful network

“What happens to people with diabetic foot syndrome depends on the efficiency of local structures,” says Dr. Peter Mauckner. Patients in the …

A representative from a health insurance provider offers his views on second opinions “An interdisciplinary point of view is helpful“

“Obtaining a second opinion is basically always a good thing,” says Guido Dressel , Director of the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) health insurance …