The Central Department for Quality Protection and Certification in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (CQC) emerged out of the MUK-Project. It is aimed at facilitating the continuation of the MUK-Project’s services (e.g., AAC-Therapy) beyond the project’s original end. Additionally, it aims to add these services to the standard care package of public health insurances.
To that end, the work of the MUK and the CQC Teams are highly interconnected. They make sure that all requirements necessary to facilitate the comprehensive and long-term availability of these services are met. For instance, performance specifications in the form of quality standards are called upon, and considerations regarding quality assurance are made.
It is also aspired to create a network of all institutions wishing to implement AAC-Services in the future.
The CQC wants to expand the current AAC-Service provision by laying the foundation for a nationwide refinancing of certain services (like AAC-Therapy) by means of the SGB V.
In the long run it is envisaged that different services will be provided by different institutions, e.g., by
The official recognition (resp. certification) of institutions is planned to be undertaken by the Central Department for Quality Protection and Certification in the future.