BMBF Progress Hubs Health

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding Digital Progress Hubs Health from 2021 to 2025 with 50 million EUR.

Medical Universities have carried out important pioneering work in the medical informatics initiative funded by the BMBF. Since mid-2021, the Digital Progress Hubs Health, also funded by the BMBF, will take the next step: They are to develop model solutions for the transfer of digital innovations into regional care and optimize them in practice. In addition, regional care data should also help research in the future to improve care concepts and therapies in a targeted manner, taking into account data protection.

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Heavy COVID-19: The reason is clarified

In the last Nature article US researchers have shown that during COVID-19 infection autoantibodies against tissue-associated antigens associate with specific clinical characteristics and disease severity. Furthermore, they could also be responsible for Long Covid. Read more at:

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2021-27 EU Programmes for Health and Investment

Multi-billion-euro funding schemes will support research directly and indirectly Multi-billion-euro funding schemes will support research directly and indirectly The European Parliament has given its final approval to two 2021-27 EU programmes for bolstering health and investment activities that will make direct and indirect contributions to the bloc’s research capacity. The renewed InvestEU programme will use budget guarantees totalling €26.2 billion to mobilise private and national investments estimated to reach more than €372bn in four policy areas. — Read on

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Amazon Medical Insurance

Three years ago, Amazon founded the health insurance company Haven Healthcare together with the investment company Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JP Morgan. Now this is to end again - a company spokesperson recently confirmed this to US media. Read more at:

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50 Hospitals in Bavaria with the Highest Coding Quality in the First 2020 COVID-19 Catastrophic Event

The statewide disaster situation existed in Bavaria from March 16, 2020, to June 16, 2020, inclusive. From April 2, 2020, to October 21, 2020, Bavaria also had the highest total number of infected persons per 100,000 population link among all German states. Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, the following 50 Bavarian hospitals achieved the best coding quality in the period from April 1 to September 30 (2nd and 3rd quarters) 2020. Read on at: Clinic AUS_POM_Q* Urologische Klinik München - Planegg 100 Klinik Hochried 100 Fachklinik St. Lukas 100 PASSAUER WOLF Nittenau 100 Klinik am Greinberg - Spezialklinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie 100 Augenklinik Gerolzhofen 100 Klinik Bavaria Bad Kissingen, Neurologisches Fach- und Privatkrankenhaus 100 Therapiezentrum Burgau neurologische Fachklinik 100 Heiligenfeld Klinik Uffenheim GmbH 96 Heiligenfeld GmbH Haus Fachklinik 92 Panorama Fachklinik für Psychosomatik Scheidegg im Allgäu 92 Klinik Menterschwaige 89 Vamed Klinik Kipfenberg 87 Psychosomatische Klinik Bad Neustadt 87 m&i-Fachklinik Bad Heilbrunn 82 Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie 81 Günztalklinik Allgäu 80 kbo-Lech-Mangfall-Klinik Garmisch-Partenkirchen 79 Kliniken Dritter Orden gGmbH, Standort Kinderklinik Passau 79 Klinik Windach 78 Bezirkskrankenhaus Augsburg 78 Bezirkskrankenhaus Donauwörth 77 Capio Hofgartenklinik 76 Klinik S. Irmingard GmbH 75 ProSomno Klinik für Schlafmedizin 75 Kinderkrankenhaus St. Marien gGmbH 75 Klinik am Park 75 Simssee Klinik GmbH 74 Klinik Dr. Maul GmbH Ingolstadt 73 AMEOS Klinikum Inntal 73 Helios Klinik Volkach 71 Zweckverband Krankenhaus St.Camillus Ursberg 71 Klinik Bad Trissl GmbH 70 Asklepios Fachkliniken München-Gauting 70 Kreiskliniken des Landkreises Mühldorf a. Inn GmbH 67 kbo-Lech-Mangfall-Klinik Agatharied 67 m&i-Fachklinik Herzogenaurach 67 Kreisspitalstiftung Weißenhorn - Stiftungsklinik Weißenhorn/Illertalklinik Illertissen 67 Goldberg-Klinik Kelheim GmbH 66 kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum gemeinnützige GmbH, Klinikum München Ost 65 Frankenalb-Klinik Engelthal 65 Innklinikum Altötting und Mühldorf 63 Schön Klinik Bad Aibling SE & Co. KG 63 Medical Park Chiemseeblick 63 Kliniken im Naturpark Altmühltal GmbH 63 Heiligenfeld GmbH Klinik Waldmünchen 63 Klinikum am Europakanal, Erlangen 62 Asklepios Klinik Oberviechtach 61 ANregiomed gKU 61 Caritas-Krankenhaus St. Josef Regensburg 60 Thoraxzentrum Bezirk Unterfranken 60 * AUS_POM_Q * Percentage of final invoices for which the settlement amount cannot be reduced after a completed MD audit; specified as a percentage between 0 and 100; not specified if there are no completed audits.

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General overhaul of the DRG system| Bibliomed Manager

The DRG system has many friends Financing and structural reform are interrelated. But what can be done if the countries do not follow them? The focus is on per-case flat rates. Even though the Institute for the Remuneration System in Hospitals (InEK) adjusts the DRG system annually, the deficiencies remain clearly visible. Hospitals are sometimes penalized for good medicine, for example by charging more minutes of ventilation. The false incentives have attracted harsh criticism from the medical profession, the health insurance funds and politicians. "Same price for same performance - this is the biggest nonsense that has been trumpeted around the world for 15 years. Some people earn stupidly and stupidly - others are left behind," judges Stefan Wöhrmann, head of hospital department of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (VDEK). Hospitals that feel disadvantaged are also speaking out more and more loudly. However, one quite remarkable finding of recent months is that hardly anyone in the scene would like to completely abolish the DRG system. Bernhard Ziegler, head of the Interessenverband Kommunaler Krankenhäuser (IVKK), is the most radical of all: "The DRGs are not basically good or bad, they are like kitchen knives: they are good for peeling potatoes, but if I stab my neighbor with them, they are bad. The list of false incentives is long. "The incentive to increase the volume in the DRG system cannot be argued away, and the question of how to finance reproaches cannot be solved through DRGs," says Ziegler. But he also concedes that there must be competition for quality and that something similar to a DRG system could certainly continue to exist. Here, too, there is a bunch of half-baked ideas. Translated from German - Read more at: - More updates and useful links can be found in our blog at:

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MedcoDRG on EU Agenda

MedcoDRG is now involved in the EU Agenda and plans new activities on hospital billing at the European level. - Read on at

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Allowance for exemption for German clinics

Debate about allowance for exemption for German clinics started in Düsseldorf – Due to increasing numbers of corona patients in intensive care units, the German Hospital Society (DKG) has called on Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) to reintroduce the exemption allowance for hospital beds. — Read more on: .

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