AAO-Supported Legislation on Medical Device Tax Introduced in US House
By way of background, the Affordable Care Act imposed a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers and importers. In December 2015, Congress placed a temporary moratorium on the medical device tax for calendar years 2016 and 2017. If enacted, this legislation would prevent the medical device tax from going back into effect in 2018.
The legislation currently has over 200 co-sponsors, and this issue has had strong bipartisan support. The AAO will continue to monitor developments related to the medical device tax and provide you with relevant updates.