Payor and Operator Models


German doctors demand more money as outpatient sector “faces collapse”

Germany’s National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) has put a series of demands to the Ministry of Health. These include sustainable, inflation-linked financing, more training and digitisation and less bureaucracy. The group says that if its demands are not implemented the outpatient sector is at risk of collapsing.

Counting the Cost: The impact of inflation on Europe’s health care market

What impact has the high inflation of the past 18 months had on growth in Europe’s health care market? Have for-profit operators been able to pass on cost increases to payors? And have patients paying out of pocket, in the face of rising prices and squeezed budgets, cut back at all? In this first instalment to answer these questions, we focus on the for-profit hospital, imaging and nursing home sectors in the UK, France and Germany.

HBI 2023: Managing your costs in challenging times

Rising costs from inflation, wages, and energy are indiscriminately hitting the health care sector and despite government support packages being pledged, the road ahead looks arduous. So how do providers control costs, and what are the strategies to keep costs at bay?

HBI 2023: Models that cover more people

Insurers are making fundamental changes to health care delivery. A lively discussion at HBI 2023 explored the changing relationship between private medical insurance, the providers who are delivering new models, and the rise of employee paid insurance.

HBI 2023: Is self-testing the future?

During the Covid pandemic everyone had to get used to self-testing at home on a regular basis. Speakers on the ‘Laboratory diagnostics - where after Covid?’ panel at HBI 2023 said we will likely be doing a lot more at-home testing in the future, but that it won’t replace in-clinic testing.

HBI 2023: The shape of things to come

In the future health care will be much more consumer-centric, personalised and outpatient-heavy. Speakers on a panel at HBI 2023 entitled ‘The shape of things to come’ explained how digitisation, data and new types of medtech are already beginning to move things in this direction.

HBI 2023: How digital can add value

Digital tools can add value by improving operational efficiency and reducing costs, as well as by improving access and convenience for the patient. Panellists on the ‘Building the best model for digital’ panel at HBI 2023 stressed that it's important to get implementation right. Business leaders must have a clear vision of what they want to get out of the tools.

HBI 2023 Panel: Investing in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets present opportunities you wouldn't find in more established geographies. In a panel entitled ‘investing in emerging markets’ at HBI 2023 in London, panellists explored where the most potential for investment in emerging markets lies. The main takeaways were:

Is Orpea set to sell up in Belgium?

Multiple sources tell HBI that French nursing home operator Orpea is looking to sell up in Belgium, as it looks to sell off a chunk of its 1.2bn real estate portfolio. HBI also hears more speculation on the ongoing country-by-country review.

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