DÜSSELDORF (dpa-AFX) – An application for insolvency has been filed for the turbulent pharmacy billing center AvP in Düsseldorf. The special representative appointed by the financial supervisory authority Bafin submitted the application to the Düsseldorf District Court, the Bafin announced on Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for the Düsseldorf District Court said: “We have an application from the company that is being examined.” The Bafin had given the special commissioner sole management of the billing center. The Bafin did not provide any further information.
The Bafin have now filed a criminal complaint in the AvP, said the spokeswoman for the Düsseldorf public prosecutor, Laura Hollmann, on request. This will now be checked in a timely manner and a decision will then be made to initiate an investigation. Hollmann did not want to say what allegations the ad is about.
The doctors and pharmacists bank will help pharmacists to whom the AvP owes large sums with credit lines and bridging loans, said a bank spokeswoman in Düsseldorf.
The company could not be reached for comment on Wednesday. In a circular from AvP to its customers, it was said that the reason for the problems was that restructuring was not going smoothly. “The payments for your prescriptions are safely on the way,” promised partner Mathias Wettstein in the letter.
According to the news portal “Apotheke Adhoc”, Wettstein has explained the restructuring in more detail: After that, it is about IT problems due to a change of service provider – but many pharmacists are now doubting this.
The AvP company handles the payment transactions of thousands of pharmacies in Germany with the health insurance companies in data centers. It submits the prescriptions bundled to the health insurers and forwards the amounts from the health insurances to the pharmacies./hff/DP/nas