Participation in emergency care

Emergency care levels

Description Value
Assignment to the emergency level based on § 3 Para. 2 S. 3 of the regulations on emergency structures Yes


Description Value
Emergency service practice exists? No
Contracted doctor emergency service exists? Yes
The facts of special care
Krankenhäuser und selbstständig gebietsärztlich geleitete Abteilungen für die Fachgebiete Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und -psychotherapie sowie Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, die nicht in das DRG-Vergütungssystem einbezogen sind
All hospitals provide emergency care and have general duties to provide assistance in an emergency. In addition, the Federal Joint Committee has regulated a tiered system of emergency structures in hospitals in terms of remuneration law. This means that hospitals that fulfil defined requirements for one of three emergency levels are financially supported by remuneration supplements. Hospitals that do not fulfil the requirements for one of the three levels do not receive any surcharges. If a hospital does not participate in the tiered system of emergency structures and does not provide specialised emergency care, the legislation provides for discounts.