The regulations regarding the Medical Device Excise Tax were published in the Federal Register today. You can read them here.
As the document is rather long, and includes supplemental documents, we will time to summarize how this affects IAMERS members. We have already requested more clarification on used equipment.
We will post additional information as we receive it.
The unaudited attendance for the 2012 RSNA recently held in Chicago was down by approximately 9% among professional and commercial attendees when compared to 2011 numbers. It appears that a change in RSNA policy regarding the cost of guest/other category attendance, which dropped as a category by 36% from 2011 may have contributed to the year to year down turn.
This new standard will limit the access of unauthorized users and make it more difficult to alter operating protocols. It does not change applications or service access.