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Tariff system for outpatient medical services (TARMED): audit of the implementation of recommendations

Federal Office of Public Health

Key facts

The tariff system for outpatient medical services (TARMED) applies to all services of this type provided in Switzerland. The financial volume of services invoiced in 2014 was approximately CHF 10 billion. Already in 2010, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) had published an evaluation of TARMED, which included important recommendations. Five years later, this audit has found that the vast majority of the recommendations are still outstanding. Measures must be taken as quickly as possible. The matter remains alarming given the conflict situation between several partners. The difficulties in reaching an agreement on the TARMED revision and the risks of deadlock are real.