Industry relief at clearance of new German reimbursement law
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German medical devices and diagnostics industries and hospitals last week breathed a huge sigh of relief as the Bundesrat (Upper House) finally agreed to adopt an amended version of the diagnosis related groups (DRG) law on hospital reimbursement. The new law, which will streamline hospital management, place diagnosis at the centre of inpatient care and set a fixed amount of reimbursement per medical procedure, had been increasingly criticised in recent weeks. Until Friday last week, its acceptance was still not guaranteed.