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General Information

We will first give you an overview of the structure and basic framework conditions of the German healthcare and health insurance market.

Access Requirements

To enter the primary healthcare market, your innovation has to meet specific access requirements. The most important requirements are described below:

Access Paths I - Statutory Standard Care

Pursuant to SGB V, all statutory health insurance funds are required to reimburse their insurees for statutory standard care medical services. The various ways to get into the ‘SHI benefits catalogue’ are described here.

Access Paths II - Selective (Individual) Contracts with Health Insurance Funds

In addition to the statutory standard benefits, various types of contracts for additional benefits specific to individual health insurance funds (‘selective contracts’) are provided for in SGB V. The following information provides an overview of these