The measures, designed as the first trench of a new financing
system, will cost 7 billion forints (27.7 million euros) to the
central budget, Szekely said.
Changes include giving doctors a small fee (50 forints or 20
euro cents) every time they check the OEP database to see that the
person receiving care is actually insured.
Doctors will be given premiums for higher-level professional
training under a new bonus system, as well as for other factors
concerning their practice such as patient numbers and facilities.
The government started looking into new financing ideas for GPs
after a March referendum scrapped per visit doctor’s charges
introduced a year earlier.