INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
11.10. 2023

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

At the end of September, the 8th International Scientific Conference Economics, Management & Business 2023 - Contemporary issues, insights and new challenges took place in the High Tatras under the auspices of the Slovak Ministry of Economy.

Peter, Daniela and the co-author of the article Kristína Randlová gave a presentation at the conference entitled Incentives for Providers of Cataract Surgery depending on the Payment Mechanisms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The past two years have been intensively devoted to this topic as part of the international cooperation between the Warsaw School of Economics, the Kyiv-Mohyla National Academy, the University of Debrecen and the University of Economics in Prague, where Peter and Daniela teach. A project funded by the International Visegrad Fund investigated funding mechanisms in ophthalmology in the Visegrad Four countries and Ukraine.

A comparison of the payment mechanisms for cataract surgery between the Czech Republic and Slovakia shows that they differ significantly and provide different incentives for healthcare providers in terms of quality (e.g. lens choice) and access to care (e.g. waiting times). In the Czech Republic, bundled payment (where the price of the lenses is included in the payment) increases the motivation of healthcare providers to make more "commercial" decisions and to look for cheap and affordable lenses that meet the required CE standards. Reimbursement based on the separation of the prices of procedures and lenses leads to the use of lenses in Slovakia, which are categorized as cost-effective by the Ministry of Health. Motivation for providers is thus more driven by "medical" decisions.

The paper presented at the conference is available for review.

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