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Exempting mHealth from the Medical Device Tax

By Dylan Cicero Published May 1, 2013

Mobile healthcare, or mHealth, describes the infrastructure of smartphone apps and smartphone-enabled devices that offer easy access to healthcare solutions. Last week, the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce deliberated whether smartphone-enabled devices would be subject to the 2.3% medical device tax outlined in PPACA. mHealth should not be taxed in order to promote technological growth and progress.