The prospective, multinational studies are designed to compare balloon stents with self-expanding stents in the iliac arteries for treating peripheral artery disease.
Medical device companies should brace for some unintended consequences now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rules on the Physician Payment Sunshine Act are set: the overhead costs associated with compliance were slighted in the government insurance agency’s reckoning.
Jonathan Kellerman, compliance and risk assessment manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, told MassDevice.com that the CMS underestimated the total overhead costs companies face from complying with the final Sunshine Act rules.
Harvard Law School rounded up a panel of experts to discuss some of the implications of healthcare reform in the 1st annual Health Law in Review panel discussion.
For the parents of autistic children, few treatment options exist other than powerful anti-psychotic medications or alternative therapies with little supporting clinical evidence. Brian Mullen is hoping to break this pattern with the Vayu Vest, a device that uses a treatment method called "deep pressure touch simulation," one of the most well-established alternative therapies. Mullen hopes that his device will become the first FDA-approved medical device to treat autism.
The women of Boston’s Healthcare Businesswomen’s Assn. are acutely aware of the hurdles in healthcare reform, and they’re not going to take them sitting down. Participants critically evaluated the implications of the Affordable Care Act during a 2-hour panel discussion yesterday.
Despite the 2.3% medical device tax facing the med-tech industry and the uncertainty caused by the ACA reforms, the panelists spoke confidently about each challenge as an opportunity in hiding.
As cardiology chief of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Dr. Leslie Saxon is spearheading a successful mobile health innovation center called the Center for Body Computing. Founded in 2010, the coalition works with engineers, device companies and thought leaders to develop mobile health software and apps.