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. Read more here.

By |2013-08-13T09:20:43+00:00August 13th, 2013|Business, Healthcare, Imaging, Medical, Reform|Comments Off on Hospitals Face Rough Ride Under Reform But Device Makers may Fare Worse

MRI Use Rates Dip After 2008 High

After years of growth, the utilization rate for MRI exams in the Medicare population fell 3.2 percent between 2008 and 2010, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read it here.

By |2013-08-12T11:34:27+00:00August 12th, 2013|Healthcare, Imaging, Medical|Comments Off on MRI Use Rates Dip After 2008 High

Panel Recommends Older Smokers Should Get CT Scans for Lung Cancer

Many older smokers and former smokers should undergo annual CT scans for lung cancer, an influential health panel recommended for the first time Monday, suggesting that early detection of the leading cause of cancer deaths could save more than 20,000 lives every year. Read more here.

By |2013-07-30T20:56:26+00:00July 30th, 2013|Healthcare, Medical|Comments Off on Panel Recommends Older Smokers Should Get CT Scans for Lung Cancer

Global Market Regulatory and Competitive Climate Overview for Refurbished/Remanufactured Medical Devices

At least one respected commentator has predicted that the global market for refurbished medical equipment will be worth $8.45 Billion by 2017. This market will include diagnostic imaging equipment, surgical devices, ra diation oncology equipment and biotechnical equipment. While the definitions of 'refurbishing' and 'remanufacturing' are very much the subject of debate, industry players typically concede that these [...]

Next Week in Washington

Prepping for a busy few days in Washington next week. We will be meeting with the Senate Small Business Committee, Senator Tammy Baldwin and her staff, David Lee of National Rual Health, Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission, Casper Uldriks, IAMERS’ Capitol Hill Advisor and Attornies for IRS. […]

By |2013-05-17T15:06:58+00:00May 17th, 2013|Government, Medical|Comments Off on Next Week in Washington

IAMERS Medical Device Excise Tax Letter

Here is a copy of the letter from Rob Kerwin, General Councel for IAMERS, to Kara Getz, Esq., Tax Counsel to the Hon. Richard E. Neal, U.S. House of Representatives, regarding the January 2013 Medical Device Excise Tax. It is our priority to get clarification from the Department of Treasury on whether or not the excise tax applies to [...]

By |2012-12-12T17:21:42+00:00December 12th, 2012|Government, Healthcare, Medical, Reform|3 Comments

Changing the Way We Do Diagnostics One Ear at a Time

The report in today’s Health Imaging internet news, “Got an iPhone? Image an Ear Infection.” May not mean much to IAMERS members immediately, but spend a few moments, read the short news story and consider where diagnostic medicine is heading. 15 million visits each year to the pediatrician just for ear infections. With this app [...]

By |2012-09-24T11:44:12+00:00September 24th, 2012|Medical|1 Comment
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