The ordinance implementing the health insurance law.
Obligation to contract
The obligation incumbent on health insurers to reimburse all health care providers authorised to practice under the LAMal/KVG.
OFSP - FOPH
Abbreviation of "Federal Office of Public Health" (Office fédéral de la santé publique). The latter is responsible for the application of LAMal/KVG and its ordinances, as well as for the financial supervision of all recognised health insurers in Switzerland.
Ordinance on Healthcare Insurance Benefits. Also known as «catalogue of benefits», this ordinance defines the medical benefits covered or not by the basic health insurance.
Ordinance on the Supervision of Insurance Undertakings.
Spinal, visceral and joint manipulations taking into account the entire human body, on a physical, mental and energy level.
The Ordinance on the calculation of costs and the classification of benefits by hospitals and medico-social establishments within the health insurance (OCP/VKL) specifies, in Article 5: Are deemed to be outpatient treatments within the meaning of Art. 49, para. 5 of the Act, treatments which are not presumed to be hospital or semi-hospital treatments.