, Medical Device Reprocessors Say Health Reform May Provide a Boost (03/26/10):

As medical device manufacturers seek to fend off the implementation of a new tax contained in the national health reform law enacted Tuesday, advocates for the recycling of such devices say the new tax could give the reprocessing industry a lift.

“More and more hospitals are moving into single-use device reprocessing,” said Bill Ravanesi, Boston regional director of Health Care Without Harm, crediting the increasing emphasis on reducing costs. The 2.3 percent tax on device makers, scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2013, “is going to push more hospitals into reprocessing,” he said.