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How the PATH Act Affects the Medical Industry

By CME on Jun 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM
A Two-Year Moratorium on the Medical Device Excise Tax

The PATH Act refers to a law signed by President Obama called the "Protecting Americans from Tax Hike" Act of 2015. Also known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016, the law was signed on Dec. 18, 2015, and calls for a two-year moratorium on the medical device excise tax from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017.  This moratorium will temporarily remove the 2.3 percent excise tax hike currently paid by manufacturers and importers of medical equipment sold in the United States.

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Vision-Saving Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Device for Your Primary Care Practice

By CME on Jun 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults.  According to the 7th edition of the Diabetes Atlas, more than 400 million people globally currently live with diabetes and by 2040 the number will grow to 642 million.  It is estimated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology that 80% of diabetics will eventually develop some level of diabetic retinopathy.  Despite the fact that early detection and treatment can prevent up to 95% of vision loss cases, typically only half of patients with diabetes see an eye specialist for an annual retinal exam.1

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Three Tips for Choosing the Right Vital Signs Devices for Your Facility

By Welch Allyn on Dec 16, 2015 10:30:00 AM

As you purchase and plan equipment for your facilities, you probably visualize when, where and how various devices are most used.  When it comes to patient intake, chances are good the first step in the process is fairly constant: taking vital signs.  These important indicators are critical to properly triaging, diagnosing and treating each unique patient according to his or her specific need.  

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