Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32A D V A M E D 2 0 1 6 A N N U A L R E P O R T 14 ADVOCATING FOR INNOVATORS AdvaMed’s Legal team advocates for a predictable legal environment that values innovative health care solutions, enhances public health and ensures patient access to advanced medical technologies. Working with over 1,500 in-house lawyers and compliance officers at member companies around the world, our team engages government regulators, physician specialty societies and other stakeholders to provide leadership and expertise on key legal issues. This includes advancing the highest global standards for ethical interactions between industry and health care professionals. VALUE-BASED CARE In 2016, AdvaMed expanded its advocacy for modernization of U.S. anti-kickback statue and safe harbor regulations to facilitate the health care system’s shift away from traditional fee-for-service models toward value-based models. We developed proposed legal reforms to enable medtech value-based collaborations with providers, educated policymakers and other stakeholders on the need for change, proposed policy solutions to the Senate Finance Committee, and met with the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG). PHYSICIAN-OWNED DISTRIBUTORS (PODS) In May, AdvaMed’s long-standing advocacy to address the fraud and abuse risks posed by PODs, and related dangers to patient safety, paid off when the Senate Finance Committee released an updated report on the entities that reflected the Association’s key policy priorities. AdvaMed leveraged the report to continue to raise awareness of PODs-related concerns in discussions with government regulators, allied groups and other stakeholders. u L E G A L A F F A I R S Physician Owned Distributorships: An Update on Key Issues and Areas of Congressional Concern A Senate Finance Committee Majority Staff Report Benson Smith of Teleflex (at left) confers with AdvaMed’s Chris White (at right) in May on the sidelines of the Global MedTech Compliance Conference in Dublin. U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley (at left) greets Nadim Yared of CVRx (at right) and AdvaMed’s Scott Whitaker at a May reception held in conjunction with the Global MedTech Compliance Conference in Dublin.