Senate Bill Would Allow Patients to Self-Pay for Medical Devices

A stethoscope sits on top of a stack of U.S. cash money.Four U.S. Senators have introduced legislation designed to increase patient access to medical devices by giving them the option of self-paying rather than going through the time-consuming Medicare coverage process.

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and John Thune (R-S.D.) are sponsoring the Accelerating Innovation in Medicine (AIM) Act to enable physicians to provide patients with more timely choices when deciding the best approach for their healthcare.


About Peter Coffaro 1426 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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