Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) Claims Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories Don’t Get Best Pricing from GPO Contracts

Researchers Offer Evidence that Hospitals and Pathology Labs Often Negotiate Lower Prices on Their Own Even as Congress shines a spotlight on the business activities of group purchasing organizations (GPOs), the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) has made public a research study it initiated about GPO contract practices. This report says an inherent conflict of interest prevents GPOs from obtaining the lowest possible prices for its hospital and clinical pathology laboratory...

Do GPOs Help Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories Save Money? GAO Report Answers That Question

GAO investigates certain business practices of group purchasing organizations For years, hospitals and clinical pathology laboratories have wondered exactly how much money is saved when they use the services of group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Now a newly-published government report provides interesting details about the financial activities of GPOs. In response to a Congressional directive, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently studied GPOs and released a report on their...
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