French analysts' fury over government fee decision:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The outgoing French government has rejected an agreement drawn up between three associations representing clinical analysts and the national healthcare insurer, CNAM, in a move that has provoked anger and frustration. The government is opposed to the fees increase in clinical analyses from E0.26 ($0.24) to E0.27 claiming that it would cost an additional E87.75 million to the national sickness insurance funds, an increase of 4.7% on current spending levels. The associations representing clinical analysts are furious, demanding to know what use agreements are if the government can simply overturn them. They hope, however, that the next government will be open to further discussion.