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ACM: Health insurers are allowed to give health care providers financial support collectively during Coronavirus crisis
Health insurers can make collective arrangements to support health care providers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. These arrangements concern continuity contributions and advances on payments to health care providers that are not directly involved in helping Coronavirus patients.
Many forms of collaborations are allowed. However, collaborations can also go too far. That is why ACM has provided more clarity in its ‘Policy Rule on the Right Care in the Right Place’.
ACM has cleared the acquisition of health care provider Trimenzo by rival provider Sensire. Both organizations provide health care services such as district nursing and nursing home care. With this acquisition, Sensire is able to continue Trimenzo’s health care services.
Further investigation needed into merger of three geriatric-care providers in the south of the Netherlands
Dutch health care providers Stichting Schakelring, Stichting De Riethorst Stromenland and Stichting Volckaert wish to merge. Further investigation is needed into the merger’s effects in the markets for geriatric-rehabilitation care and post-acute rehabilitation services.
Health insurers and hospitals leave full potential of collective procurement of prescription drugs untapped
Hospitals and health insurers are not yet taking full advantage of the potential benefits that their collaborations in drug procurement are able to offer, according to the evaluation of the ‘Guidelines on collective procurement of prescription drugs’.