Criticism of Santésuisse
Swiss psychologists complain to the federal government about the health insurance association
Certain health insurance companies refuse to bill the services of psychotherapists in training via supervisors. Thousands of patients could remain without therapy. Swiss psychologists have therefore lodged a complaint with the federal government.
Because certain health insurance companies refuse to bill the services of psychotherapists in training via supervisors, thousands of patients could remain without therapy.
The Federation of Swiss Psychologists (FSP) has lodged a complaint with the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) against the Santésuisse health insurance association.
The reason: Certain health insurance companies would refuse to bill the services of psychotherapists in training via supervisors.
Thousands of patients without therapy
This threatened to leave thousands of patients without treatment. In addition, the jobs of hundreds of psychotherapists are at risk, writes the FSP in a statement on Thursday.
The BAG has repeatedly confirmed that the services of the psychotherapist in training are to be billed to the person in charge.
A new arrangement model is to blame
According to the FSP, the background to the complaint is a new arrangement model that came into force in summer 2022. Since then, psychological psychotherapies have been covered by basic insurance.
The FSP writes that the possibility of billing for services by a supervising specialist responsible for therapy is a key pillar of the Swiss healthcare system. (SDA)