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 Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

Enjoy these tips, tricks and insights that answer 100's of questions we've received from radiology and imaging professionals that need help buying, selling, servicing and maintaining their medical imaging equipment: MRI, CT, C-Arm, Digital X-ray, PET/CT and Women's Health. We extend the life of imaging equipment so that healthcare providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

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Adam Desjardins

Adam Desjardins Adam Desjardins is General Counsel at Block Imaging, representing the company in negotiation, contract review, and litigation. Adam works out of San Diego, CA where he lives with his wife and son. He spends his free time remodeling his home and tinkering with his ’67 Ford Mustang.




RoHS Compliance: What It Means for Used Equipment

Posted by Adam Desjardins

Feb 22, 2016 12:41:56 PM

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If you deal with medical imaging equipment and Europe, you’ve probably heard of RoHS, and if you haven’t yet, you should do your homework, because it could mean big changes in the way you do business. RoHS stands for “Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.” It’s the latest directive from the European Union that is meant to reduce the presence of certain substances found in all types of electronics in EU member countries. Lead, mercury, and several other materials fall under the RoHS (pronounced row-haas at the cocktail parties) directive. 

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, Medical Imaging Compliance

Medical Device Excise Tax Update 2016

Posted by Adam Desjardins

Dec 17, 2015 4:42:55 PM

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In what has become an annual trend, Congress has passed an annual funding bill at the last minute. The bill is massive in both scope and page count and extends close-to-current levels of funding for another year. While the idea of our representatives in Congress voting on thousand-page bills just hours after they are released is disconcerting, this version of the omnibus bill does provide some relief to the medical imaging equipment industry. Keep reading to learn what you can expect from the Medical Device Excise Tax (MDET) in 2016.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, Medical Imaging Compliance

Medical Device Excise Tax: What the 2014 Elections Mean

Posted by Adam Desjardins

Nov 13, 2014 1:18:00 PM

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As the election results from November 4, 2014 sink in, it’s natural to wonder whether there will be any impact on our industry. With the control of the US Senate shifting to Republicans for the first time since 2008, one change that could be on the horizon is the repeal of the Medical Device Excise Tax (MDET).  

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

The Affordable Care Act and the Medical Imaging Equipment Market

Posted by Adam Desjardins

Jun 29, 2012 9:47:00 AM

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The Affordable Care Act (or as it is better known: “Obamacare”) mostly survived review by the Supreme Court of the United States with the release of the 5-4 decision today.  While a change in the states’ requirements to receive Medicaid funding from the federal government was rejected, the most controversial portion of the law, the requirement that all individuals have certain minimum health insurance (or be subject to a tax), was upheld.  The Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) was a proper exercise of Congress’ taxing and spending power. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging News

UPDATE: Proposed Grace Period for MIPPA Accreditation

Posted by Adam Desjardins

Nov 7, 2011 11:08:00 PM

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Here is an update on the proposed grace period for MIPPA’s mandatory accreditation for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI) providers. If this is news to you, check out this great MIPPA accreditation summary by the Block Team. The accreditation requirement basically says that if you are a physician or facility (other than a hospital), and you do CT, MRI, PET or Nuclear studies, you must be accredited by January 1, 2012 in order to continue receiving Medicare reimbursements.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

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