KZVB. About us.
The Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists feels itself obligated to Bavarian dentists, orthodontists, dental surgeons, their practice teams and patients.
As a corporation under public law, the KZVB constitutes the self-management body of the Bavarian panel dentists. It is subject to the supervision by the Bavarian State Ministry of Public Health and Care Services, but decides on its matters in own responsibility.
The service concept has the centre of attention at KZVB. The Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists (Kassenzahnärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns, KZVB) considers itself a modern service organization.
We, the KZVB, are:
What does the KZVB do?
We accept social responsibility: For more than ten million compulsorily health insured persons in Bavaria we ensure dental care in all regions. Moreover, in co-operation with the health insurance institutions we determine how many panel dentists may set themselves up in a certain region. This demand planning is updated in regular intervals.
Our regional offices organise the on-call dental emergency service in the Free State. We ensure the quality of dental care. The services rendered by dentists are checked against the professional and economical aspects in keeping with the framework conditions set by the legislator. The dentists as well as the patients profit from this procedure. In cases of dispute the KZVB is usually successful in mediating. We represent the interests of the Bavarian panel dentists, orthodontists, dental surgeons and their patients towards the general public, our supervisory bodies, the statutory health insurance institutions and other players in health care. We advise ministries, authorities and legislators in all questions of dental health policy.
In regular intervals we negotiate with the health insurance institutions about the range of services and payment for treatment by panel dental care providers in Bavaria.
In a quick and uncomplicated manner we settle accounts with the health insurance institutions for the services rendered by our members.
We provide consultation for our members in matters of the German law on panel dentist and German social legislation.
We are competent contacts for practices in all settlement matters. We provide answers to questions about dentist’s invoices as well as treatment and cost plans. Patients can ask our advisory centres. The consultation is free of charge. We provide service points for patients who want to have a second opinion; and this service is also a free service of KZVB.
We render information and communicate openly and in clear words to our members and their teams, patients, the media, political parties, supervisors, health insurance institutions and other health care providers.
Which targets does the KZVB have?
We speak up for: