For a long time, it was a strip health completely affected by exodus Professionals who choose or move to other provinces Chili pepper To carry out their duties as a result of the economic crisis and low salaries of doctors Mendoza. In this case, private associations have joined and there are more than a dozen associations that have reported that they will start charging fees.InsuranceSince the beginning of September.
In an expanded statement signed by specialists from most branches of local medicine, they insisted that calamity In the health sector still exists and also affects the private sector. Closing in guards Spanish Hospital And the situation they had a little more than a month ago with a doctor on duty when there should have been at least three doctors, made the situation even worse in the county. They commented, “The indisputable loss of purchasing power, the exodus of professionals and the difficulties of accessing health care have been reported,” and added that “private medicine is run by health directors (social work unions, regional and private pharmaceutical companies). imposed by the aforementioned organizations without respecting the rights, opinions and needs of professionals who practice medicine.”
“Since the impossibility of reversing the working conditions with the aforementioned managers, we find ourselves in need of a group application sharing for medical advice. For this reason, the doctors specialized in the aforementioned associations decided to carry out the charge as of the first of September.”
From UPEM (Union Pediatricians mendocinos) to mdz The procedure has been under study for weeks, and after the statement, they reported that there are still details under evaluation until implementation begins. However, specialists from other disciplines told this outlet that the decision had been made, which is why they signed the document, and that they would start charging for Insurance Since September 1, although the amount has not yet been determined.
In turn, they commented that the advice given by the professionals suffers from discounts applied by the brokers until the subsequent payment. In addition, the time between caring for a patient and paying benefits can take up to four months. With the constant devaluation of the Argentine currency, they end up losing 25% of what they were charging at the time, they asserted.
The example they cited includes that prepaid It increased by 114% in 2022 and, in fact, it is the health component that suffers the most increases month by month when it comes to knowing the monthly inflation rates in Argentina and in Mendoza. On the other hand, agreements with professionals are only updated between 50 and 75%. They added that “the situation becomes unsustainable without an urgent update of consultations and practices to re-establish professional fees. Re-evaluation of consultations is part of the solution, seeking to prioritize quality of care.”
A total of twelve associations bring together specialists such as: Pediatricians (UPEM)Obstetricians (OBUM), Urologists (SUM), Clinical Internists (ACIM)Clinical Neurologists (AMNC), ACAMZA Dermatologists (AMED), Traumatologists (AMOT), Gastroenterologists (AMGHED), Rheumatologists (SRC), Surgeons (MCA)and ophthalmologists (AMO).
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