The Council of State has condemned the French State and cancelled orders fixing the funding rates for private non-profit healthcare institutions for the years 2015 and 2016.
The French government had offered operators a reduction of social contributions as part of the Responsibility Pact. The benefit of this pact was neutralised for private institutions by a reduction in the tariff set for procedures. The family of private non-profit health institutions has benefited from this reduction in charges without quid pro quo. The French Federation Private Hospitals (FHP) has filed an appeal, not to contest the benefit received by fellow institutions but to qualify for the same treatment. The Council of State has condemned the French state, in favour of private institutions, but does not order reimbursement of the monies unduly received by not-for-profit health institutions.