Co-payments in reform of German health system financing?
This article was originally published in Clinica
Policies implemented by the German government, aimed at increasing efficiency and cutting costs in the health service, are having a profound effect on all healthcare industries. As interested parties jostle for position in the wake of the upheaval caused by the recent healthcare reforms, the medical technology industry association, BVMed, is increasingly determined to make its voice heard. It is up to the association's new chairman, Anton Schmidt, also executive chairman of Ethicon Germany (a Johnson & Johnson company), with the support of BVMed director general Joachim Schmitt, to steer a course through the storm. Faraz Kermani interviewed them jointly during this year's Berlin Capital Congress