Advocates of repealing the medical device tax see opportunities during the discussions about the so-called "fiscal cliff" Congress faces at the start of next year.

MassDevice On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Opponents of the 2.3% medical device tax are looking for opportunities to address their concerns during the Congressional debates of the so-called "fiscal cliff."

The discussions may be gaining momentum as more voices in the House and Senate call for either repeal or delay in implementation for the tax, which takes effect January 1.

Certain groups are voicing more private concerns, such as stakeholders of the dental devices industry, which have argued for a narrow exemption for devices that aren't covered by the Affordable Care Act, which the medical device tax is intended to help support.