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Restrictions on medical care centres (MVZ) in Germany – new hurdles for German healthcare investments?

30 November 2018

On 23 November 2018, the Federal Council of Germany commented on a draft bill which proposes profound changes to the regulation of medical care centres (Medizinische Versorgungszentren, "MVZ"). MVZs are often used as platforms for financial investments into the German healthcare sector. The implementation of the Council's amendments would lead to significant restrictions on MVZ structures which are based on hospital ownership.

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