ASIM issues statement to BMG (German Federal Department of Health) – ASIM supports DIG PKU’s initiative to alter §116 b SGB V: term „children“ must be changed to „patients“

SGB V § 116b addresses the outpatient health care by medically specialized consultants.
No. 2 specifies rare diseases and conditions with correspondingly few numbers of cases that form part of this paragraph.
Listed below j) is: Medical specialist care for children with inborn errors of metabolism

In conjunction with other registered medical associations such as the APS, the ASIM claims a modification of this paragraph. Inborn errors of metabolism do subsist for a lifetime. Especially to adults suffering from these diseases no adequate medical treatment is rendered in Germany. The limitation to children needs to be abolished in this paragraph!

2020_11_12 Statement BMG