Medicare gives carte blanche to professionals in the field.
Accused during the Covid of being cumbersome and technocratic, the health administration also knows how to be flexible and responsive. For two years, Medicare has embarked on a real revolution: it gives carte blanche to professionals in the field and tests all the good ideas that are proposed to it. A miracle made possible thanks to article 51 of the 2018 Social Security financing law, which established the legal and financial framework for this vast experiment. The law even authorizes Medicare to set up derogatory financing for these original projects: a budget of 380 million is planned over 5 years, including 100 million in 2021.
«We do not assess therapeutic innovations but organizational and price innovations“, Indicates Natacha Lemaire, national” article 51 “reporter at the Ministry of Health.
The projects come from hospitals as well as groups of actors (federations, associations, unions) or healthcare professionals.
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