France publishes law on reimbursement shake-up:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The French Social Security Finance Law for 2000 has been published in the Journal officiel. The law contains a shake-up of medical device reimbursement in the private sector and was approved by parliament in early December. The French private sector accounts for up to 50% of healthcare spending on devices. Further details will be published in decrees likely to come out in the first few months of this year.