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A ban on tenders for therapeutic devices ⁄ Contract negotiations according to § 127 paragraph 1 of the SGB V ⁄ PG 09 Electrical stimulation devices

In the past few years, tendering procedures for therapeutic devices restricted the supply of patients' PG 09 electrical stimulation devices to successful tender applications. With the adoption of the Schedule Service and Supply Act (i.e. “Terminservice- und Versorgungsgesetz – TSVG”) in March 2019, the German federal parliament sealed the end of calls for therapeutic device tenders on November 30th 2019

In the context of this new development, we are pleased to be able to contact you again and to provide convincing proof of our many years of experience.

For an appointment to negotiate a contract, please use our online form or contact us directly on +49 (0)6442 9421 0.

You and your policyholders can benefit from our service and product quality:

  • Cost-effective and reliable processing of orders
  • Savings based on a fair price-performance ratio
  • Innovative, user-friendly products
  • High patient compliance
  • Medical product consultants operating nationwide in accordance with § 31 of the MPG (“Medizinproduktegesetz” – German Medical Devices Act)
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What is changing with the new TSVG for health insurance funds and patients?

The TSVG aims to improve patient care – in addition to regulating appointment service points, consultation hour services, payment for additional services and digitisation, the law also prohibits calls for therapeutic device tenders. The abolition of calls for tenders applies to all therapeutic devices that are covered in the treatment section of § 33 of the SGB V (Book V of the German Social Code). The previous provisions pertaining to calls for tenders in § 127 (1), (1a) and (1b) of the SGB will be abolished. Existing tender contracts will be phased out within six months of enactment of the TSVG.

In future, the provision of therapeutic devices to patients will be governed by these new contracts – in reference to this the amended paragraph 1 § 127 of the SGB V states that: “(1) Health insurance funds, their regional associations or working groups shall conclude contracts by way of contract negotiations directly with the service providers or associations or any other association of service providers regarding the details of the supply of therapeutic devices, their redeployment, the quality of the therapeutic devices and any additional services to be provided, the requirements for further training of the service providers, as well as pricing and invoicing.” The legislator stresses that entering into contracts is a right and not an obligation. The objective is to ensure quality-based care for patients.1

Phasing out of tenders – high-quality supply with the PG 09 electrical stimulation device reinstated

With over 20 years of experience in the field of electrical stimulation, HELLER MEDIZINTECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG is a competent and reliable partner of German health insurance funds. With our premium-quality PG 09 electrical stimulation devices – complemented with our comprehensive service – we can offer your patients the best possible care.

Our focus areas

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for the treatment of chronic and acute pain requiring no additional medication.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to promote muscle conditioning, in the context of post-surgery rehabilitation for example.
  • Peroneal stimulation/functional electrical stimulation to correct weak foot dorsiflexion.
  • Incontinence therapy based on electrical stimulation to strengthen the pelvic floor and sphincter muscles.
  • Biofeedback Therapy – EMG-triggered electrical stimulation, ideal for learning movement sequences during aftercare, e.g. in apoplexy.

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Further information

www.mtd.de/aktuell

www.pharmazeutische-zeitung.de

www.presseportal.de

www.kbv.de

www.krankenkassen-direkt.de

www.aok-bv.de

www.sozialgesetzbuch-sgb.de

Give us a call, we would be delighted to answer your questions!

Kerstin Wendland | Office Managerin

HELLER MEDIZINTECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG
Europaplatz 2
D-35619 Braunfels
Mail: k.wendland@heller-medizintechnik.de
Tel.: +49 (0)6442 9421-15
Fax: +49 (0)6442 9421-12

www.heller-medizintechnik.de

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