G-DRGGerman Diagnosis Related Groups
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Only about 25 percent of medical devices accepted under the NUB system are integrated into the G-DRG system within two years and even after four years some products are still considered "innovative".
The legislature has in A* 17b para 9 of the Hospital Financing Act mandates the Statutory Health Insurance Funds Association, the Association of Private Health and the German Hospital Federation (Parties) to conduct a research contract to the amount of development in the G-DRG system.
The recent German Health Reform or "Gesundheitsreform 2000" will introduce a German Diagnosis Related Group or G-DRG system in the hospital sector planned to be fully operational by 2003.