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U.S.-Japan Agreement Sets April 1 Deadline For Reforming MHW Processes

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Japan has averted possible trade friction with the U.S. by setting April 1, 2000 as a definitive deadline by which the Ministry of Health and Welfare will establish mechanisms allowing for the creation of new functional categories in its "by-function" pricing system to reflect advances in medical technology.

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