TARPSY: A New System of Remuneration for Psychiatric Hospitalization in Switzerland

As financing mental health care is becoming more challenging, governments are progressively introducing new remuneration systems. At the beginning of 2018, Switzerland introduced TARPSY, a new tariff system based on diagnosis-related psychiatric cost groups that takes into consideration ratings of severity and complexity. TARPSY is expected to provide incentives for medically and economically meaningful treatment, increase transparency, and improve the quality of the provided services by triggering competition between hospitals. Yet some fear that TARPSY will lead to an economization of mental health, encouraging a reduction in length of stay and medically indicated treatment.[...]


TARPSY: A New System of Remuneration for Psychiatric Hospitalization in Switzerland (Psychiatric Services).


DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800233