BEO MedConsulting Berlin GmbH of Berlin at MEDICA 2018 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

BEO MedConsulting Berlin GmbH

Helmholtzstr. 2, Aufg. A, 10587 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 31804530
Fax +49 30 31804540

This company is co-exhibitor of
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH

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MEDICA 2018 hall map (Hall 15): stand F42

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MEDICA 2018 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.01  Reports and analyses

Reports and analyses

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.10  Consulting services for health organisations

Consulting services for health organisations

Our products

Product category: Consulting services for health organisations

Medical Retailer Qualification ("Präqualifizierung")

Insured patients can only choose health-care providers with whom their health insurance fund has a contract. In order to conclude a contract with an insurance fund, health care providers, such as pharmacies and therapy praxes, have to demonstrate their eligibility.

Previously, health-care providers had to conduct individual tests for every health insurance fund or union. Since 2010, the health insurance funds are obliged to follow unified standards. For sake of simplicity, independent testing institutes conduct these eligibility tests. These Medical Retailer Qualification sites ("Präqualifizierungsstellen") are, in turn, supervised by the Association of the German Statutory Insurance Funds (GKV Spitzenverband). Even though these medical retailer qualifications are recognized by every health insurance fund, it does not automatically mean contractual relationship. Nevertheless, the qualification process reduces timely, administrative and financial efforts on both sides.

The transition period lasted until the end of 2015; since then, the previous medical retailer qualifications have lost their validity. The Medical retailer qualification is valid for five years, then needs extension. By starting the relevant renewal process on time, applicants can avoid a complete new qualification process.

BEO BERLIN® is no longer a medical-retailer qualification site. The update of the Health and Medical-aid Supply Law is effective as of 10 April 2017. The Ministry of Health and the Association of the German Statutory Insurances (GKV Spitzenverband) have now decided that all “prequalification” bodies must be accredited by the German Accreditation Office (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle – DakkS) according to the internationally valid standard DIN EN ISO 17065: 2017. This affects all "prequalification” bodies nationwide.

We, BEO BERLIN®, have decided against this accreditation. On the one hand, we would like to steer our focus back to our core competencies: consulting. This means that we are still available for inspection and advising. On the other hand, the costs or subsequent costs of this accreditation will be so high that a continuation of a “prequalification” office is not economically viable.

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About us

Company details

BEO BERLIN® has been in the field of medical devices since 2000. BEO MedConsulting Berlin GmbH has relocated its headquarters to the German capital in 2003. Berlin is an innovative and inspiring location for the medical device industry. The influx of major organizations and associations, such as the Association of the German Statutory Insurances (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung Spitzenverband – GKV Spitzenverband), contributes to the city’s increasing importance in the medical world.

BEO BERLIN® Biography:

  • 2000: founding
  • 2003: headquarters in Berlin
  • 2003: HMV-registration in the service portfolio
  • 2008: BEO GmbH – limited liability company
  • 2009: BEO BERLIN® registered brand
  • 2009: partnership with Bioteco s.r.l. (formerly Biascon s.r.l.)
  • 2012: affiliate agreement with UK HealthGateway
  • 2013: recognized “Präqualifizierungsstelle” (Admission Authority for German healthcare-providers)
  • 2014: partnership with GloriMed Consulting SAS
  • 2015: EUMMAN (EUropean Medical Market Access Network) Partnership
  • 2015: Cooperation "Medical Experts Alliance"

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