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OSN Europe: UEMS survey on premium IOLs highlights lack of uniform copayment policies

OSN Europe: UEMS survey on premium IOLs highlights lack of uniform copayment policies
May 3, 2015

Copayment rates should take into account that premium procedures involve higher skills, extra work, increased responsibilities and risks for surgeons.

Copayment for cataract surgery with premium IOLs is allowed in half of the 28 European Union member states, but in no case, except Switzerland, is an extra fee allowed to cover the additional work and services provided by surgeons, according to a survey of the European Union of Medical Specialists.

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