New limits of visitation fees and in-patient fees to enter into force on 10.01.2013
On 10.01.2013 an amendment will enter into force, setting the limit for a home visitation fee and out-patient medical specialist visit fee at 5 euros instead of the current 3.20, and the limit of in-patient fee at 2.50 euros instead of the current 1.60. The amendment will not change the current procedure for paying the visitation and in-patient fees. The establishment of fees is the right and not the obligation of the health care provider. Like before, family physicians are entitled to set a visitation fee only for a home visit. This ensures that general out-patient medical care is available for free to all insured patients.