GPOs cry foul when device makers shift tax burden

January 28, 2013 by MassDevice staff

More medical device buyers protest as they see some small manufacturers directly shifting the cost of the 2.3% medical device tax onto hospitals and other healthcare providers.

MassDevice.com coverage of the medical device tax

More medical device purchasing groups are protesting what they see as some small medical device makers' attempt to directly shift the burden of a new tax onto healthcare providers.

The Healthcare Supply Chain Assn. last week issued a sternly worded press release chiding some medical device makers for "shifting the burden of the medical device excise tax directly to American hospitals and other healthcare providers."

Manufacturers who attempt to pass the buck could face a boycott of sorts, the group warned.

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