Federal Joint Committee funding

The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) is funded by “system surcharges”. These comprise a surcharge for each billable hospital visit (also for self-payers) and an additional increase on fees for outpatient medical and dental care by contracted doctors and dentists.

The G-BA determines this surcharge each year. It always includes shares for the Federal Joint Committee and for the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, which is also financed by system surcharges (SGB V, section 139a, paragraph 1).