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Device costs go under the knife. With four hospitals having won HHS' approval for gain-sharing to shave supply costs, some observers say it's just the beginning



Device costs go under the knife. With four hospitals having won HHS' approval for gain-sharing to shave supply costs, some observers say it's just the beginning



Modern Healthcare 35(8): 6-7 16 1



HHS' inspector general's office recently had some good news for four hospitals--they can use gain-sharing programs to help cut spending on devices. Joane Goodroe, left, is the consultant who helped the facilities devise proposals with safeguards that could satisfy the feds' worries about violating antikickback laws. "This is about paying physicians to take on the extra job of of reducing costs," Goodroe says.

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