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.
Hospitals lost 4,400 jobs in July, and downward revisions wiped out most of June’s gains. Over the last three months, hospitals have lost 13,000 jobs. Read more here.
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.
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.
The growth rate in healthcare industry jobs outgrew other industries by ten-fold, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. Read the report here.
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 [...]
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. […]
We have learned from the Regulatory and Systems Branch of the FDA that companies that only provide third-party service are not required to register.
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 [...]
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 [...]