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5 Key Resources for your Non-Acute Capital Equipment Purchasing Decisions

By CME on Jun 23, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Healthcare and medical service providers across the nation are continuing to experience dramatic growth both in terms of the number of facilities, and in the quality of care being delivered.

Coupled with the increased emphasis being placed on developing Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) to accompany this expansion, administrators in these organizations are frequently facing new types of capital equipment purchasing decisions that will impact their services for years to come.  Many times the hospital administrator and purchasing team are burdened with outfitting off-site clinics or other non-acute facilities.  This is unknown territory to many of them.

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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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The Value of Medical Manufacturer Relationships

By CME on Oct 17, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Whether a small physician’s practice or a large multi-facility healthcare network, today’s healthcare providers need to make enlightened decisions when it comes to purchasing new medical equipment. Achievement of increased operational efficiency and lowering the overall costs associated with purchasing equipment are primary goals for all organizations.

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The Importance of Utilizing "Social" Networking in the Medical Industry

By CME on Apr 15, 2015 3:00:00 PM

To the uninitiated, the medical manufacturing and distribution industry and social media couldn't be more dissimilar - to the point where many business leaders could make the mistake of believing that social media, or any online presence, is a waste of time.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  When leveraged properly, a social media presence can drive traffic to your website - along with potential revenue.

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