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Physicians and the Health Insurance Societies
The resolution adopted by the executive committee of the Leipzig League, January 19, supposedly put an end to this conflict, but it is a question how many health insurance societies will permit physicians to resume practice under the old contracts. In Berlin, only ten societies have agreed to that arrangement. The largest societies are holding out, and the reason may be found in the last negotiations before the Berlin Versicherungsamt. Negotiations were to have been held, January 31, but representatives of the health insurance societies did not appear. A communication from the societies that are holding out imposes certain conditions as the basis of resumption of relations, showing they desire to continue the conflict. The Oberversicherungsamt demanded that the Krankenkassen furnish proof by February 1 that their members are receiving adequate medical attention. It is evident they are not receiving the care to which
BERLIN. JAMA. 1924;82(9):732-733. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650350064033