Overview:HCSA is an independent body onto which the execution of surveillance over provision of health care and public health insurance is vested. HCSA monitors the public interest and conducts surveillance over health insurance companies, health care provision and health care purchasing.
• Health insurance - the HCSA licenses and monitors health insurance companies. The HCSA supervises the entry of health insurance companies into the market and their exit from it, imposes sanctions when necessary, orders recovery plans in case the health insurance companies do not meet solvency criteria and may even introduce forced management when the health insurance company is unable to manage its financial situation.
• Health care purchasing - the HCSA monitors the minimum network requirement and the contracts between the health insurance company and the providers.
• Health care provision - the HCSA controls the quality of care provided. The HCSA acts on behalf of citizens who feel their rights were violated or think that the care they or their family members received was not in accordance with applicable law regarding the provision of health care.
The HCSA has strong competences and can impose sanctions. This includes banning a health care provider or a health insurance company from the market.