Krankenversicherungsrecht

Medical Treatment Abroad – Insurance Clarifications

Do you live in Germany, you are covered by a German Statutory Health insurance and you aim to get medical treatment abroad? Which rights and duties do you have? If you have statutory health insurance, you can also receive treatment within the European Union. Let’s take a common example:  if you want to have your […]

Complaint about medical treatment

Patients who feel they have been treated badly or incorrectly, or who assume that their doctor has violated medical obligations, have the right to complain.  What should be taken into account? Reasons for a complaint can be: lack of information by the doctor treatment errors inadequate medical care violation of the duties of a doctor […]

Sick Leave without having been seen by a doctor: German´s trend or trash?

Sick Leave without having been seen by a doctor: German´s trend or trash? Advertising sick leave without a doctor’s visit – Hamburg Higher Regional Court, Judgment of 05.11.2020 – 5 U 175/19 In the context of an advertised business model, doctors shall issue without a specific visit and with the help of an internet questionnaire […]

Patient “pre-determination act” by treatment agreement

(Private) Surgery without insurance authorization: right of reimbursement?   Federal Social Court, judgement of 27.10.2020 – B 1 KR 3/20 R What happens if a person insured under the statutory health insurance scheme decide to proceed with a requested service herself before the decision period of the health insurance fund has expired? In this real case, […]

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