The draft of the regulation regarding the criteria for contracting healthcare services should be prepared from scratch. Employers of Poland argue that they should be prepared anew and presented for social consultation again.
In the opinion of Employers of Poland, the draft cannot be corrected. The worst solution would be to pass them hastily – as the Ministry of Health wants to do citing the willingness “to avoid a legal vacuum and make it possible for service providers to prepare for healthcare contracting procedures”.
– I would like to remind that the first “MP-authored” draft to be supported by the Ministry of Health was the amendment to the healthcare service act, enabling the addition of annexes to contracts with healthcare entities by June 30th 2017. If the Minister really does want to liquidate the NFZ, the Fund signing long-term contracts is irrational. We are of the opinion that it is better to create such a legal vacuum, which will not have any tangible impact whatsoever on patients, than accept criteria eliminating a number of service providers from the market and oblige the rest to invest millions in order to be ranked higher. Moreover, although we assume good intent on the part of the Ministry, the numerous mistakes, misunderstandings and ambiguous criteria cannot be fixed by the end of June – argues Vicepresident of Employers of Poland Andrzej Mądrala.