Healthcare Reform


German hospital bankruptcies “to resume in 2022”

An expected wave of German hospital bankruptcies this year has been averted thanks to state support during the pandemic, but operators should expect a difficult 2022 with more going to the wall than in recent years, Professor Boris Augurzky, the acknowledged expert on the sector, tells HBI.

Hungary’s doctor pay increase ‘not yet’ like Romania’s

In a bid to boost retention, Hungry has increased public salaries for doctors by as much as 120%. A similar hike in Romania last year damaged the bottom line of the private sector. But HBI hears that three-quarters of doctors are refusing to sign the new contract and it could have the opposite effect by taking doctors out of the public sector altogether.

Tariff bump helps prop up Dutch maternity company

Sources in the Netherlands say Dutch maternity has been struggling this year. HBI understands one group, for-profit Zorg in Nederland (ZIN), which employs 1,300 nurses, has received help from its insurers at this troubling time.

KRY ‘steals’ patients as it moves into capitated model

Swedish B2C telehealth player Kry has registered 14,000 patients in its first health care centre in Sweden, which comes as it's been forced into the capitated funding system. The start-up has been criticised for not making it clear enough to patients that they would be de-registered from their physical healthcare practice.

Valencia continues to dismantle Alzira model

The left has removed another hospital from the pioneering Alzira model, whereby a consortium of a for-profit payor, a provider and a property company is paid on a per capita basis to handle all the primary and secondary health care needs of 100,000-250,000 people.

Interview: Sanjeev Kanoria, Advinia Healthcare

HBI talks to Sanjeev Kanoria, founder and chairman of UK-based care home specialist Advinia Healthcare, about how COVID has affected his business, funding support, and the affect of Brexit on issues like recruitment.

Ramsay Santé to start capitated digi-physical primary care experiment next year

Ramsay Santé speaks to HBI about its plans to become France's first capitated healthcare provider as it imports Capio's model of primary care by opening five clinics in Q1 next year. CMO Francois Demesmay tells HBI that the funding model will allow the group to better leverage digital health innovations that focus on prevention and monitoring.

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