The Federal Joint Committee

The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) is the highest decision-making body of the joint self-government of physicians, dentists, hospitals and health insurance funds in Germany.

It issues directives for the benefit catalogue of the statutory health insurance funds (GKV) for more than 70 million insured persons and thus specifies which services in medical care are reimbursed by the GKV. In addition, the G-BA specifies measures for quality assurance in inpatient and outpatient areas of the health care system.

What is the G-BA? And what does it do?
This film will answer those questions for you by showing you three examples of our work: in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical examination methods, and hospital quality standards.

We invite you to browse these pages and learn the basic information about the G-BA.
Besides the information on this website, the German-language homepage of the G-BA provides a lot of more information in an extensive database. This database contains all directives and rulings as well as the decisions concluded by the G-BA. As these documents change continuously, they cannot be offered in addition in English.