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The government is tackling work stoppages issued by teleconsultation

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Europe 1 with AFP
5:24 p.m., September 25, 2022

The government is hunting for the abuse of work stoppages issued by teleconsultation. According to Bercy, these stops cost 100 million euros last year. Gabriel Attal has indicated that the State will strengthen its vigilance and that these stops will no longer be reimbursed by social security

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The government wants to de-reimburse work stoppages issued by teleconsultation when these are not issued by the attending physician, announced the Minister of Action and Public Accounts Gabriel Attal in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche. “These judgments delivered by video by a doctor who is not the attending physician will no longer be reimbursed by Social Security”, declared the minister, lifting the veil on one of the measures of the social security draft budget which will be returned. public this Monday.

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Gabriel Attal motivates this reimbursement “in order to prevent some from chaining online consultations until they find the one who will give them sick leave”. “We have seen an explosion of sick leave given, in teleconsultation, by a professional who is not the attending physician. These are nearly 100 million euros last year”, explains the tenant of Bercy.

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According to the draft social security financing bill unveiled by the Medical Press Agency and consulted by AFP, the measure should come into force on June 1, 2023. More generally in his interview with the JDD, Gabriel Attal insists on the fight against social fraud, a nod to the LR deputies whose vote could be valuable during the examination of the State and Social Security budgets in parliament.

Thus the Minister promises to “strengthen the powers of cyber-investigators from the Social Security funds” who will be able to “identify a professional who only declares a salaried activity but offers his services as a freelancer on Leboncoin without declaring them… Fraudsters do not will no longer only be fined but will also have to pay their application fees because the French are tired of paying for them”, adds the minister.

Source: Europe1

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