WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced it has submitted proposals to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) for two new safe harbors to the federal anti-kickback statute that are specific to value-based health care arrangements. The submission responds to OIG’s Dec. 28, 2016, solicitation of proposals for new safe harbors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker regarding President Donald Trump's upcoming address before a joint session of Congress:
Washington, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement from Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Christopher L. White following the Healthcare Leadership Council’s release of a white paper, entitled “Health System Transformation: Revisiting the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law to Foster Integrated Care Delivery and Payment Models”:
The United States has long been a leader in medical technology innovation and discovery, and Wisconsin has been a leading state in medical breakthroughs and medical device manufacturing.
Unfortunately, we have tax policies, including the medical device tax, that have stifled innovation and job creation, putting our research and technological leadership at risk.
From artificial joints to replacement heart valves, hospital beds to radiation therapies, the economic and human impact of medical technology innovation cannot be overstated. Medical technology companies that innovate quickly and at high levels of quality create and sustain well-paying jobs and, most importantly, save and improve the lives of patients. And that is why permanent repeal of the medical device tax must be a priority for the 115th Congress in 2017.
The 2.3 percent excise tax on...
Tax reform and health care reform are likely to be on the agendas of both the incoming Trump administration and the 115th Congress. Promoting medical innovation should be a national priority, as well. And that is why permanent repeal of the medical device tax must be a priority.
In an undeniable victory for patients and medical innovation, last month Congress passed historic legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act. When fully implemented, this legislation will help accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of medical advancements to ensure more timely access to new treatments and cures for patients in need. Passage of the legislation would not have been possible without support from both sides of the political aisle, including U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch....