Digital health solutions to become reimbursable in Germany – milestone for patients and providers

On 7 November 2019, the German parliament passed a new law enhancing digital healthcare provision for patients (Digital Health Service Act/Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz – DVG). The focus of the new law is to entitle patients in statutory health insurance to reimbursement of digital health solutions by including respective provisions in the Social Security Code V (Sozialgesetzbuch V – SGB V). Close to 90% of the German population is covered by statutory health insurance (SHI). The remainder is insured at private insurers which will likely have to offer similar coverage (to the extent they do not offer it already today).

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