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Free Choice of Doctor

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Netherlands-Flag-icon Germany-Flag-icon In the Netherlands, free choice of doctor is laid down by law. Due to the small proportion that some health insurers reimburse when a service provider does not have contracts with the health insurers, this can be seen as a limitation of the statutory entitlement. The Stichting Handhaving Vrije Artsenkeuze (Stichting VA) filed a case in this matter. In the meantime, the competent court has pronounced its verdict, which can be read here in the (Dutch) original. Also interesting is a blog post of the lawyer who was representing Stichting VA. Read more ...

In case a dutch health insurer refuses to pay ...

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Netherlands-Flag-icon Germany-Flag-icon This article concerns only Dutch insured patients: We regularly hear from patients that the health insurers refuse to pay the invoices from the Statenkliniek, submitted by the patient. This is not in line with the legal situation. The health insurer is obliged to pay at least part of the costs.

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