Health Insurance will pay around 277 million euros to some 72,000 liberal doctors under their public health objectives for 2021, figures that are generally stable after a previous exercise.very atypicalwhose poor results had been neutralized.
It was difficult to do worse than in 2020, with two confinements which had emptied the medical offices. In fact, the past yearsaw a large majority of indicators pointing upwards“Said the National Health Insurance Fund (Cnam) in a press release. Among the main objectives set, the Liberals have thus made up for some of the lost ground in terms of cancer screening (breast, cervix and especially colon) and monitoring of diabetic patients, while further reducing their prescriptions for antibiotics. . However, the balance sheet deteriorated for anxiolytics and sleeping pills – the consumption of which was boosted by the health crisis – and for influenza vaccination – which had jumped after the first waves of Covid.
Overall, the premium paid “stay fixed» for the 64,800 «adult treating physicians“, who will receive 263.9 million euros, or 4,891 euros each on average (compared to 4,909 euros in 2020). In addition, an additional 12.8 million euros will be distributed to 7,200 cardiologists, gastroenterologists and endocrinologists. Despite recurring criticism from certain medical unions, this performance-based payment model introduced in 2012 remains a benchmark for public authorities. During a campaign trip to Mulhouse two weeks ago, Emmanuel Macron judged him thus “much smarter than fee-for-service alone“because the current system”does not pay for prevention at allAccording to comments reported by Le Quotidien du Médecin.