AdvaMed Unveils Policy Priorities with Focus on Breakthrough Device Coverage, Global Market Access

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


Dive Brief:

  • AdvaMed on Tuesday laid out nine policy priorities it intends to press Congress to address this year. At the top of its list is a push for legislation to improve access to breakthrough medical technologies for Medicare beneficiaries by expediting the coverage determination process.
  • The medtech industry trade group wants Congress to focus on expanding the reach of U.S. medical technologies in China and the European Union, noting “serious implementation issues” with new EU regulations.
  • Also high on AdvaMed’s agenda are diagnostic testing reform and efforts to protect the medtech supply chain by maintaining stockpiles of semiconductors, plastics and medical grade packaging.

Dive Insight:

The medical device industry’s largest trade organization continues to put pressure on Congress to enact legislation it considers key to advancing innovation and improving patient care. 

“Recent polls show health care is a top priority of both Democratic and Republican voters; they want to see their elected representatives work across the aisle to improve access to care and lower costs – two areas in which medtech can play an important role,” AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker said in a statement on the group’s 2023 policy goals.

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