EOPYY chief says healthcare provider is a ‘ticking time bomb’

The head of the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) described the situation at the country’s biggest healthcare provider as a “ticking time bomb.”

Speaking to Sunday’s Kathimerini, Lefteris Papageorgopoulos stressed serious staff shortages at the organization mainly due to the reluctance of Social Security Foundation IKA to transfer its staff to EOPYY after their merger.

He said that currently there are 1,000 employees for some 9.5 million insured, while there have also been thousands of complaints regarding significant delays in reimbursements for medical expenses.

On the upside, a new pricing policy aimed at reducing the cost of medicine is to go into effect on Monday.

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