Modern Healthcare reporter Shawn Rhea, based in New York, covers supply-chain, medical-technology and international healthcare issues for the magazine. What do her sources expect to unfold in the year ahead?
In an effort to cut spending while maintaining quality, look for hospitals and lawmakers to make a greater push to break manufacturers’ influence on physicians’ selection of expensive—but not necessarily clinically superior—drugs and medical devices.
This also might be the year of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which would prohibit medical-products companies from making certain kinds of payments to doctors and would require disclosure of consulting and research relationships.
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