Author Archives: IAMERS

Potential SGR repeal insurrection brews in Senate. Critics of doc fix proposal have qualms about cost, amendments

After a permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula passed the House of Representatives in late March, the measure’s backers in the Senate work to quell a potential revolt from Senate conservatives over its initial $214 billion price tag, according to Reuters. 

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GE to stop making loans to biopharma companies, but will keep healthcare equipment financing arm

GE is divesting most of its GE Capital services arm to focus on its core strengths in industrial equipment, like airplane engines and MRIs and other imaging devices.

 

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Is the Proposed SGR Fix Too Vague to Work?

The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula last month, but if the Senate also approves it, the fix may create a new set of problems, according to Vox.

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FDA Targets GE, Siemens MRIs in Class II Recalls

The FDA issued a pair of Class II recalls on MR imaging systems. The unrelated announcements affect some devices made by GE Healthcare and Siemens.

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