Best Interests of the Patient 

Medical technology companies serve the interests of patients through beneficial collaborations with health care professionals to advance medical technologies, enhance the safe and effective use of medical technologies, encourage research and education, and foster charitable donations and giving. To ensure that these collaborative relationships meet high ethical standards, they must be conducted with appropriate transparency and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and government guidance. AdvaMed recognizes the obligation to facilitate ethical interactions between companies and health care professionals in order to ensure that medical decisions are based on the best interests of the patient. 

Working with nearly 300 in-house member companies, AdvaMed’s Legal Committee advocates for rigorous ethical standards worldwide to facilitate a legal environment that fosters medical technology innovation and timely patient access. 

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Value-Based Collaboration

The U.S. health care system is transitioning from a fee-for-service and fee-for-product (volume-based) model to value-based paradigm to deliver more coordinated, high-quality, affordable health care.

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Civil Justice & Litigation Reform

Deceptive attorney advertising about medical devices poses an unacceptable threat to patient safety.

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Physician Payments Sunshine Act

Signed into law in 2010, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires medical technology manufacturers operating in the U.S. to comply with specific transparency requirements.

NAM Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute

In partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers, AdvaMed members have free access to the Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute (MCI) where they can pose general questions regarding compliance issues and receive prompt access to attorneys.