Sunday, February 5, 2023

Health reform: “the private sector is the one that will benefit the most,” Minister Carolina Corcho

The public affirmation of the Christmas season and negotiations between representatives of the region has lowered the tone and debate for health reform. But that doesn’t mean putting off work on presenting the text to the legislature in the coming months.

The last thing the health minister, Carolina Corcho, openly expressed was that contrary to what they say, the private sector would benefit from their proposal.

“The sector that will benefit the most here is the private sector, because in the reform, service provision, the care itself, will be in charge of public hospitals and private clinics. In Colombia today 80% of the provision of services is private. The system will continue to be public, private, mixed”Cork specified.

With the reform, they will be given more guaranteed payments, he said.

“Private sector will benefit a lot because what they are complaining today is that there is huge debt. Government pays EPS, EPS doesn’t pay private clinics. What are we going to do here, directly to the clinic have to pay, then the private sector will benefit from the reform,” he said in an interview with El Tiempo.

EPS meets Health Minister Carolina Corcho; they talked about

On Monday, December 12, a conversation was publicly disclosed between the Executive Director of Gestarsalud, Carmen Eugenia Davila, and the Minister of Health, Carolina Corcho, her advisory team, the Director of ADRES, and the Deputy Minister of Social Security, Jaime Urrego. ,

“It was a very candid dialogue in which Gestarsalud expressed its intention to be able to work together on a possible health reform for the good of all Colombians, with the understanding that as a federation and from our federated EPS We consider it an essential task. do and the tasks we complete in favor of the users ”Director retained.

He said that the minister has shown himself to be very willing to listen to them and attend to important issues such as equalization of the UPC of the subsidy regime and review of the percentage increase. Currently proposed for 2023.

“We trust this management to be able to say before the Ministry of Health and in general that the financial balance of the year was positive,” the director said.

He also assured that with regard to the reform project, “what we still do not know, we are going to contribute our assessments and analysis and we agree with the minister in the sense of wanting the best for our users. Let’s give a piece of peace of mind: we want to build a system where we can all participate and assume an important role as users for the best health system of Colombians.

“Viewed in this way, the meeting was very positive and any agreement and negotiations should be considered a great progress,” concluded the expert, representative of more than 10 EPS.

A few days later the same minister published a picture with representatives of various EPS. Although not many details were given, he said that at the meeting, “the leaders, presidents and chief directors of EPS Famisnar, Compensar, Sura, Sanitas, Salud Mia and Salud Total met, there was also the participation of the Pan American organization of health,” he said in a statement.

In addition, the head of the portfolio expressed a sense of dialogue.

“Dialogue meeting with the presidents of EPS on the accumulated and experiences in health risk management, agreements and disagreements on the content of health reform. We continue to talk in a constructive spirit.”Corcho gave the assurance on his Twitter account.

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