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US: DOJ okays hospital gainsharing program

 |  February 1, 2013

The US Department of Justice has recently decided not to challenge the Greater New York Hospital Association’s recent proposal of a voluntary gainsharing program. The program would incorporate 100 hospitals in New York that are members of the Association, which describes the idea as one that will reward physicians with a ‘gain’ received as more efficient use of their resources. According to the DOJ, the program does not affect competition in the health care sector in New York; according to reports, hospitals will independently determined the gainsharing amount given to physicians, and hospitals will not exchange information deemed confidential.


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