Health Groups Accuse Device Firms Of Shirking $30B ACA Tax

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 7:28 PM EST) -- Group purchasing organizations representing thousands of health care providers this week accused medical device manufacturers of failing to fund their fair share of health reform by passing along the costs of a new excise tax to hospitals.

The Healthcare Supply Chain Association — a trade group that includes 15 group purchasing organizations, which bring hospitals together to maximize their bargaining power with suppliers — issued a statement Friday saying it has seen “some evidence” that devicemakers are shifting the 2.3 percent tax onto hospital customers instead...
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