Budgettekort causes extra waiting time VGZ-insured Twente
Patients with a health insurance of VGZ come in Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) for the time being not to bid for treatment. The Enschedese hospital says the waiting time for those patients to have to extend the budget of VGZ.
The demand for care of VGZ-insured is larger than the package that the health care provider at Medical Spectrum Twente has purchased. The hospital says that the VGZ thereof, in a timely manner has informed, but that after weeks of consultation, no suitable solution has come for the budgettekort.
According to a spokesperson of MST is the shortage of 4 million euros and it is a budgetprobleem that for the last years and every year has been with this insurer.
The additional waiting time, which on Monday enters, does not apply to patients with an urgent request for help and also not for children and pregnant women. Also people in whom a serious condition is suspected, in the normal pace to the turn, according to the hospital. But all the so-called plannable care is shifted to 1 January.
The measure, which “for a hospital is not nice to take”, there are around 1500 VGZ-insured, estimates the ziekenhuiswoordvoerder. Incidentally, he holds the possibility open that VGZ extra care buys for this year.
VGZ-patients with questions refers MST to the insurer. Under VGZ are also the health of IZA, IZZ), Univé, UMC, Bewuzt, Zekur, Promovendum and Caring.