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December 16, 2011: New Survey Shows Continued Momentum for the Adoption of Global Data Standards in the Medical Supply Chain, but Lots of Work Still to be Done

December 15, 2011: HSCA Applauds CMS Transparency and Public Disclosure Regulations for Healthcare Product Manufacturer Incentives to Physicians

October 14, 2011: HSCA Applauds Sens. Grassley, Kohl for Continued Leadership on Healthcare Supply Chain Transparency and Disclosure of Healthcare Product Manufacturer Incentives to Physicians

September 22, 2011: HIGPA Applauds Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Announcement that Former Rep. English, Sens. Dorgan and Bennett Have Joined Industry Effort to Further Promote Transparency, Access and Ethical Business Practices

August 29, 2011: HIGPA President Featured in The Journal of Healthcare Contracting, Legal Findings - Federal courts again affirm GPO value and competitiveness

June 14, 2011: 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Reaffirms "Fierce Competition” and GPO Cost Savings to Hospitals in Southeast Missouri Hospital v. Bard Decision

May 31, 2011: New Independent Academic Analysis Finds Group Purchasing Organizations Decrease Costs for Hospitals and Other Healthcare Providers, Particularly Small Providers

May 31, 2011: Recent University Research Examines the Impact of GPOs on Healthcare-Product Supply Chains

May 27, 2011: MEDIA ADVISORY: HIGPA to host Media Conference Call With Author of New, Independent Academic Analysis of Impact of GPOs on Health Care Supply Chain 

April 14, 2011: HIGPA Statement on Budget Debate and the Critical Role of GPOs in Health Care Cost Containment, Reducing Budget Deficit

April, 2011: World Hospitals Health Services Journal; HIGPA President discusses the value of group purchasing organizations in the United States

March 28, 2011: Comments to IRS Regarding the Excise Tax on Medical Taxes

March 7, 2011: HIGPA: Recent Medtronic Contract Cancellations an Attack on American Hospitals

February 23, 2011: Healthcare Coalition of Texas (HCT) Joins Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA)


February 14, 2011:
White House Budget, Congressional Focus on Cost Containment Highlight Importance of GPO Cost Savings to Hospitals, Medicare and Medicaid

January 26, 2011: HIGPA Applauds State of the Union Health Care Cost Containment Focus and Highlights Billions in GPO Cost Savings for Medicare and Medicaid

January 7, 2011: Health Industry Group Purchasing Association Announces 2011 Board of Directors

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