August 20, 2012

By: Mitchell Kopelman and Ori Epstein

Set to take effect January 1, 2013, the 2.3% excise tax on certain medical devices, which was imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will pose significant challenges to the medical device industry. Although the tax will apply primarily to manufacturers and importers of medical devices, it’s safe to assume that the tax will have a far-reaching impact on the entire healthcare industry and consumers who need these devices.

Before the tax goes into effect, medical device companies need to understand which of their devices will be taxed, get and idea of how much they will owe, and deal with the compliance issues associated with the tax…

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