Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Adequate provision of medical aids for more participation

An Ottobock employee is kneeling next to a woman, scanning her residual lower limb
Digital treatment of a user with scan.

2021 federal election: Our positions on health policy

For people with disabilities and mobility impairments, adequate provision of assistive devices means much more than health. It is the foundation for equal participation in our society, everyday life and working life. "Our goal is to empower people with innovations to shape their lives the way they want to again," says CEO Philipp Schulte-Noelle. "In doing so, we think in terms of holistic care solutions that are based on disease patterns and indications and oriented towards people's individual needs. This must also be reflected in approval and cost coverage."

In order to ensure participation and so that innovative technologies in Germany can unfold their full socio-economic benefits, we demand in our health policy position paper for the 2021 federal elections:

  • A simplified evaluation procedure for the list of medical aids according to § 139 SGB V by a separate committee
  • The sustainable control of therapy goals with digital possibilities
  • The strengthening of Germany as a business location for innovative technologies and future occupational profiles
  • A uniform supply contract for individual medical aids in Germany

You can access background information and possible solutions in the German position paper here.

Contact person

Mark C. Schneider

Vice President Investor Relations & Public Affairs

+49 151 146 591 35