Maverick Advocaten litigates before CBb against NZa mental healthcare and forensic care tariff decisions

Diederik Schrijvershof and Leah Peeters are assisting various healthcare providers in their appeal proceedings before the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (“CBb”) against the decision by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (“NZa”) on objection proceedings following the NZa’s specialist mental healthcare and forensic care tariff decisions. More information on those tariff decisions can be found here and here. Read here the NOS article on the motives of the healthcare providers and the background of the procedure (in Dutch only). On 27 December 2020, the NOS evening news also paid attention to this subject, see from 8:25 (in Dutch only). Radio 1 also devoted attention to this development. The Radio 1 report can be listened via this link, in period 17:00 - 18:00 from minute 34:15 (in Dutch only).

Maverick Advocaten previously successfully assisted several forensic healthcare providers in preliminary relief proceedings instituted against the Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen (Custodial Institutions Agency - DJI). The proceedings related to the DJI open house forensic care procurement procedure and the unilateral imposition by DJI of too low a tariffs, in combination with the introduction of an integral maximum current price system. More information can be found here, here, here and here. Recently, Maverick Advocaten successfully litigated on behalf of the de Nederlandse ggz and 19 members in preliminary relief proceedings against five healthcare administration offices on insufficient long-term care rates in 2021. In an earlier case, Maverick Advocaten was successful for healthcare providers in their appeal proceedings before the CBb against NZa’s tariff decisions concerning general practitioner’s care.

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Contact details

Diederik Schrijvershof

T +31 20 238 20 03
M +31 6 81 364 318

Leah Peeters

T +31 20 238 20 10
M +31 6 27 256 154