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Healthcare Reform Implementation Should Boost IVD Industry Slightly: Kalorama Information Report
Date:8/26/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2013

On the whole, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is expected to benefit the IVD and clinical lab test industry slightly, according to Kalorama Information. Sales are expected to rise an extra 1.3% more per year, in the next five years, than would have otherwise been seen without the law, according to a recent report from the firm. This finding was made in a recently published Kalorama Information report, “The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Market”.

The healthcare market research says the most significant IVD and clinical lab sales drivers resulting from the PPACA will be an expansion in the number of insured U.S. persons, increased utilization of tests related to nosocomial infections, and new coverage of wellness and prevention programs. Kalorama also notes the bill contains market restraints as well, and warns many questions about implementation and future effects remain.    

“The reform taketh away from IVD but you could say it ‘giveth’ a little more,” said Bruce Carlson, Publisher of Kalorama Information. “Several key provisions of the PPACA, in combination with favorable population demographics, will stimulate IVD product sales. It’s an industry that lives or dies based on test procedure numbers and thus the growth in the number of persons with health care coverage is good news for IVD.”

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) passed in 2010 is a complex legislation that affects virtually every aspect of healthcare and many of its provisions are beginning to take effect now. The overall objective of the PPACA is to expand access to health care coverage for most U.S. citizens and legal residents by requiring individuals to have coverage and employers to either provide coverage or pay a penalty that would support coverage from a pool of public funds.

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