Der Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss (G-BA) ist das oberste Beschlussgremium der gemeinsamen Selbstverwaltung der Ärzte, Zahnärzte, Psychotherapeuten, Krankenhäuser und Krankenkassen in Deutschland.
G-BA | Der Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss
The German Health Care System and the Federal Joint Committee
A special feature in the regulation of medical services of the German health care system is the important role, alongside that of the legislature, played by the self-governing bodies of service providers and health insurance funds. The legislature creates the legal framework; the medical self-governing bodies, formed by the national associations of doctors and dentists, the German Hospital Federation and the federal associations of health insurance funds, formulate and implement in detail which services will be provided and under which conditions. Since 2004 national groups representing patients were given the right to file applications and to participate in the consultations of the G-BA.
The paramount decision-making body of the self-government is the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).