Healthcare groups vow to cut spending - Los Angeles Times:
- May 10, 2009
... suggests savings could come from simplified billing, restructuring the way hospitals are paid and using more information technology, among other steps
"Signatories include the American Medical Assn.; the American Hospital Assn.; the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; the Advanced Medical Technology Assn., which represents device makers; America's Health Insurance Plans, which represents insurers; and the Service Employees International Union, which shepherded the agreement."