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German DRG Cuts "Not Proportional" To Device Reimbursement Levels

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Germany's revised DRG point values - scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 1999 - will result in an approximate $178 mil. decrease in the amount of funds available for diagnosis-related (DRG) procedures but do not translate directly into cuts in device reimbursement levels, German Ministry of Health Officials maintain.



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