Reform

New legislation would mandate all ISOs register with FDA

IAMERS Counsel Robert Kerwin to appear on May 2, 2017 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Legislation.

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) with the support of the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance, filed H.R. 2118 seeking to require registration of independent servicers of medical devices.

The Act — self-described as the “Medical Device Servicing Safety and Accountability Act” — would require the FDA, not later than 18 months after passage, to issue final regulations.

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Hospitals Face Rough Ride Under Reform But Device Makers may Fare Worse

The financial outlook for hospitals under healthcare reform initially appears rocky but may perk up with time. Medical devices makers, on the other hand, should brace for difficulties, according to a report published July 17 by Moody’s Investors Service.

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U.S. Struggles to Meet PPACA (Obamacare) Deadlines

July 10, 2013, The Wall Street Journal, LAURA MECKLER, JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN and PETER NICHOLAS
When Obama administration officials delayed a central plank of the new health law—requiring that big employers offer health insurance to workers—they said it was to help businesses pleading for more time. Left unsaid was the federal government hadn’t written key rules guiding employers, according to current and former administration officials, and computer systems that were supposed to run the program weren’t operational. The delay has opened the door for critics and allies alike who are now raising questions about the administration’s ability to implement the biggest domestic policy initiative in a generation.

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Medical Device Excise Tax Key Facts

Here are some key facts about the medical device excise tax from our general counsel Robert Kerwin.

 

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