Diederik Schrijvershof and Jeanne Plettenburg are representing a healthcare provider in its efforts to obtain adequate reimbursement of healthcare costs resulting from the corona pandemic. Healthcare insurers have various arrangements in place to support healthcare providers that have lost income as a result of the corona pandemic. The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (“ACM”) has approved such arrangements, to ensure that healthcare insurers are able to fulfil their duty of care during and after the pandemic. The healthcare provider represented by Maverick Advocaten is faced with a continuity contribution from the healthcare insurers that does insufficient justice to the situation created by COVID-19. The same applies to the compensation awarded to the healthcare provider on the basis of the hardship clause. That clause may be relied on if, despite the continuity contribution, a healthcare provider runs into financial difficulties as a result of the corona crisis. Maverick Advocaten’s team is helping the healthcare provider obtain adequate reimbursement of healthcare costs incurred and healthcare provided.
Maverick Advocaten has been campaigning for realistic rates in the healthcare sector for many years. It was previously successful in (preliminary relief) proceedings on behalf of healthcare providers in the procurement of youth care, forensic care, acute psychiatric care, SGLVG (Serious Behavioural Problems and Mild Intellectual Disability) care, and long-term healthcare, among other things. Maverick Advocaten is also litigating before the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal about the rates of the NZa (Dutch Healthcare Authority) for specialist mental healthcare and forensic care. Maverick Advocaten has also been successful in the past in the fight against excessive purchasing power of healthcare insurers. More information on the rights of healthcare providers in healthcare sales and the possibilities for their trade associations to support them can be found at www.zorgcontractering.com.