We already know who will lose in next year’s competition for NFZ contracts – county hospitals and private providers of medical services.
A few days ago, Sejm amended the act on medical services — new regulations mean that private investors may only have 49 percent of shares in hospitals controlled by local governments. Although it would appear that — from the investors’ perspective — it could not be any worse, it did indeed get worse, due to the changes in assessment criteria for service providers to be applied in tenders for contracts with NFZ.
According to experts, these regulations could not only restrict the activity of some medical entities, but also serve as a nail in their coffin. Potential victims of the new law include smaller entities: county hospitals and… private business.
Robert Mołdach, healthcare expert of Employers of Poland hopes that entrepreneurs survive the reform. — They will surely face difficulties, but given the flexibility of business, I expect companies to do everything in their power to adapt — Mołdach claims.