The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking for comments on the Safe Harbor that allows Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) to conduct business with kickbacks. GPOs are middlemen that control the hospital supply chain. Their excessive administrative fees drive up the cost of drugs and supplies in hospitals.
This change will eliminate the ability of GPOs to hide behind the Safe Harbor and will increase quality healthcare access and choice, increase competition and innovation, and most importantly, lower costs in the hospital supply chain, particularly for Medicare beneficiaries.
The federal government wants to hear from physicians and patients before February 15, 2022, and we ask that you act now to leave a comment.
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