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'Municipalities hardly know where home care money ends up'

2019-12-16T06:01:15.222Z

The majority of Dutch municipalities do not know how money for home care is actually spent. Due to a lack of supervision, healthcare companies have easily been able to abuse decentralization, conclude Pointer, Reporter Radio and Follow the Money.



The majority of Dutch municipalities do not know how money for home care is actually spent. Due to a lack of supervision, healthcare companies have easily been able to abuse decentralization, conclude Pointer , Reporter Radio and Follow the Money .

Little attention was paid to supervision in transferring care tasks from central government to municipalities in 2015, according to the three media, who carried out a joint investigation. Only a third of the 355 municipalities have a supervisor who checks whether uses of home care money are lawful.

While an average healthcare company should make a profit of no more than three percent, in 2018 there were 85 large healthcare companies that made a profit of more than 10 percent for at least two years in a row.

Of those 85 companies, 39 received money from the Social Support Act (Wmo), from which certain forms of home care are reimbursed. In 2018, a total of 37.9 million euros was transferred from municipalities to health care companies that made a remarkable profit.

"We have had quite a few open locks. That has cost a lot of money: that did not go to care, but especially to care providers who became very wealthy," says Professor of Administrative Law Menno Fenger to Pointer .

Fenger calls decentralization "underestimated and extremely complex".

Source: nunl

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