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GPOs Don't Misuse Safe Harbor Statute, Says HIGPA
June 10, 2005
The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) recently fired back at allegations made by the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) that certain group purchasing organizations (GPOs) abuse legal exceptions allowed by an anti-kickback safe harbor provision. Currently, the safe harbor allows GPOs to collect administrative fees from medical device manufacturers in exchange for administering purchasing contracts with hospitals.