Maverick Advocaten successfully assisted acute mental healthcare providers at NZa

Diederik Schrijvershof represented several mental healthcare (GGZ) providers in the context of a cost-covering compensation for acute mental healthcare. In 2020, the procurement of acute mental healthcare is carried out in representation in 28 different acute GGZ districts. The funding of acute mental healthcare is based on availability. Healthcare providers must therefore make agreements with insurers as to what constitues appropiate acute mental healthcare, in accordance with the Acute Psychiatry Generic Module (GMAP) in the acute mental healthcare region for which they are responsible. The NZa (Dutch Healthcare Authority) then decides on what basis providers may claim acute healthcare from the healthcare insurer. Diederik Schrijvershof successfully assisted several GGZ providers in achieving a cost-covering decision by the NZa in 2020.

Maverick Advocaten frequently acts on behalf of healthcare providers who are faced with tariffs of rates that do not meet the costs for the care that should be provided or other unreasonable terms and conditions of the healthcare procurers. Maverick Advocaten has previously been successful in acting on behalf of forensic healthcare providers that instituted a preliminary relief procedure against the Custodian Institutions Agency (“DJI”) when they were charging too low rates for forensic care (including hospital orders). Maverick Advocaten also litigates against the tariff decisions of the NZa when it comes to specialised mental healthcare (“sGGZ”) and forensic care of the NZa. For more information see

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