Luxembourg’s national health fund said in an official press release that despite the discussions that have taken place its position and that of Fapsylux are still too far apart. On its next meeting on 14 September the CNS will officially confirm the failure to find an agreement.
After a fallout between the two parties in 2019, then minister of social security Romain Schneider helped draw up a regulation in 2021 which relaunched the negotiations. The legislation was aimed at paving the way for the CNS and Fapsylux to agree on reimbursement of tariffs related to psychotherapy procedures. An agreement on those and other details of the potential reimbursement are yet to be agreed.
The CNS stated, however, that it hopes to be able to continue the negotiations in the future in order for the coverage of psychotherapists’ services to be made possible in 2023.
Catherine Richard, president of Fapsylux, told radio station 100,7 on Wednesday that the psychotherapy federation was surprised by the failure in negotiations. She elaborated by saying that the psychotherapy federation's vision and that of the CNS are very different, the first asking for a reimbursement of up to €175 euros, while the national health fund would not budge from €120.