Request for official statement (Anhörungsschreiben)

A request for an official statement (known in Germany as an Anhörungsschreiben), may be issued by the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV Spitzenverband) as part of an application to be listed in the German Register of Medical Technical Aids (Hilfsmittelverzeichnis – HMV), for example. The request provides the applicant with the opportunity to state its position on any outstanding issues or other points requiring clarification before a final decision is taken on the application.