Complementary medicine, tariff 590

Tariff 590 for alternative treatments covers therapies, procedures and techniques with the corresponding billing codes. This tariff ensures that uniform terminology is used for the services that therapists provide.

Tariff 590 is binding

Since 2018, all complementary medical services must be billed in accordance with tariff 590. The tariff may be adjusted at the beginning of each new calendar year. We therefore ask you to keep yourself regularly informed.

In addition, a team of insurers continues to work on the tariff together with the umbrella organisations serving the complementary medical sector in an exchange designed to ensure that the tariff provides optimum cover.

Sample bill

Date Tariff Code Number per 5 min. Rate per 5 min. Tariff point value VAT Amount
02/06 590 1025 Connective tissue massage 4 10 1 0 CHF 40
17/06 590 1066 Lymph drainage 12 10 1 0 CHF 120

Billing form

You can use a single billing form for all health insurers. As the standard, it means you can clearly indicate the services you have provided under tariff 590.

You only need the billing form if you don’t have your own practice management software that meets industry standards.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us by email.