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Burr introduces fast-track FDA bill

April 24, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduces a new bill to create fast-track approvals at the FDA for breakthrough medical devices.

Burr introduces fast-track FDA bill

A new Senate bill introduced yesterday would create a fast-track program at the FDA for breakthrough medical devices

The bill, S. 1077 or " A bill to provide for expedited development of and priority review for breakthrough devices," was sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and co-sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).

Senate health panel mulls medical device tax

April 23, 2015 by Brad Perriello

A subcommittee of the U.S. Senate's powerful Finance Committee holds a hearing on the medical device tax.

Senate health panel mulls medical device tax

A U.S. Senate subcommittee today held a hearing on the medical device tax featuring testimony about its deleterious effects from industry and patient advocates.

House Democrats float another medical device tax repeal bid

April 20, 2015 by Brad Perriello

House Democrats float another bid to repeal the medical device tax, mirroring a similar Senate bill that would replace the revenues by closing tax loopholes for the energy industry.

House Democrats float another medical device tax repeal bid

House Democrats last month introduced yet another bill that would do away with the medical device tax enacted as part of Obamacare.

Senate OKs Medicare 'doc fix'

April 15, 2015 by MassDevice

The U.S. Senate passes a bill to repair the reimbursement formula for doctors participating in Medicare, just in time to head off a 21% pay cut.

Senate OKs Medicare 'doc fix'

(Reuters) — Congress today approved a bill to repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement just in time to head off a 21% cut in the doctors' pay.

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Senate preps for medical device tax hearings

April 10, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The U.S. Senate's Finance Committee preps for hearings on repealing Obamacare's medical device tax.

Senate preps for medical device tax hearings

The powerful finance committee in the U.S. Senate is preparing to hold hearings on repealing the medical device tax, starting with the healthcare subcommittee chaired by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.).

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Frosh reps push Boehner on medical device tax repeal

April 1, 2015 by Brad Perriello

A bipartisan group of freshman legislators pushes U.S. House speaker Rep. John Boehner to fast-track a vote on repealing the medical device tax.

Frosh reps push Boehner on medical device tax repeal

A group of 41 freshman legislators from 27 states yesterday urged U.S. House speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) to fast-track a vote on repealing the medical device tax this month.

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Senate kicks 'doc fix' can down the road

March 27, 2015 by MassDevice

The U.S. Senate delays a vote on the so-called 'doc fix' bill to change the way Medicare pays doctors, which passed the House earlier this week.

Senate kicks 'doc fix' can down the road

(Reuters) — The U.S. Senate will wait more than 2 weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, after an April 1 deadline to start a 21% cut in payment rates.

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