Risky Business — Jailbreaking Your Devices

Unlocking or “jailbreaking” your mobile phone are actions that manufacturers wish you would never do, but it can allow consumers to move devises between wireless carriers.  For example, when the phone is unlocked it can be moved between carriers, i.e. between GSM carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T, or between CDMA carriers such as Sprint […]

Medical Device Taxes

Last week, the Senate voted to repeal a controversial tax found within the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The tax was a 2.3% levy on medical devices, which, once in effect, is expected to generate almost $30 billion in tax dollars. The tax would hit nearly every medical device imaginable—pacemakers, syringes, CT scanning machines, and […]

What to Look for in the Upcoming CMS Show-and-Tell to Congress

In 2003 legislation required Medicare to begin a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.  Later legislation delayed implementation until 2009.  To support the original requirement in 2005 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS) began a study named Evaluation of National DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program .  The results of all research activities […]