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German diagnostics firms delight at health reform draft

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A move in Germany to provide incentives and benefits for statutory health insurance fund (GKV) members who opt regularly for preventative treatment procedures in the German health service has been welcomed by the diagnostics trade association, VDGH. VDGH chairman Volker Oeding said that the initiative, contained within the health ministry's provisional draft on health service reform, reflected a key element of the association's health policy. "Whoever takes advantage of prevention offers must financially benefit," he added.

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