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Jefferson Health, AHRA exec on medical device tariffs and the ‘commoditization’ of imaging

May 3, 2018
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Summary/Abstract

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive memo imposing tariffs on Chinese imports, including many imaging-related devices. Estimates claim the impact on the device industry may range from $1.5 billion to $5 billion a year. Imaging has also been the focus of headlines as several hospitals have filed lawsuits against Anthem’s new outpatient imaging and emergency department (ED) reimbursement policies.