This Tuesday night, May 23, 2023, the health reform was approved by the seventh committee of the House of Representatives with 14 votes in favor and only 6 against.
In total, 139 articles of health reform were considered and among the broad outlines for those proposed by the Government. modification of EPS components.
However, in order to obtain the approval of the health reform, the Government had to give up the powers of the president in such extraordinary points, that is to say that only one is allowed, and indeed. Capitalize the new EPS.
Also regional funds have been removed Well, one of the arguments of Congress is that this is going to be an almost official health system.
This is how the health reform was approved this Tuesday in the seventh session of the House of Representatives and now the other three debates must be done right.
What will happen next?
As for the EPS, it proposes a reform of the health plan for two years they procured the life of the fact and declares that they will not manage health resources or will not pay for hospitals.
“It will no longer be involved in the management of resources or the administration of health, as they do today. They continue to fulfill functions that facilitate the transition of patients in the course of care between the first level and the complementary levels”, Martha Alfonso, coordinator of the health reform.
In other words, its functions will be exclusively administrative and will continue with the management of health risks. For example, they will provide patient care, assist in general appointments and with specialists, operations, drug dispensing, services through IPS, but will not be assigned to the exclusive use of users. them
“What we consider to be their parts, therefore they cannot accommodate themselves in this new proposal. but they will continue and I believe that many EPS will continue with the challenge of adapting to this new health model,” said Alfonso.
For these services they will receive a payment of 5% of the health facilities and, if they meet the quality criteria, 3% more.
“Basically, what the network does is articulate, but they don’t hire the network, they don’t define it, they don’t listen to the quality or what happens. So they will actually meet the user, but they won’t be able to respond to these functions in the background”, stated Paula Acosta, president of Acemi.