Advocacy & Policy Issues In Healthcare

HIDA keeps you up-to-date on what's happening on Capitol Hill with relevant impact to the healthcare distribution industry. Browse our latest resources and updates here. Members can also sign up for immediate alerts.

PREVENT Pandemics Act: Letter To Congressional Leadership

24 national healthcare organizations and trade associations signed HIDA’s letter urging Congress to pass the PREVENT Pandemics Act.
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Current Issues

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Emergency/Pandemic Preparedness
Advocacy Issue
Emergency/Pandemic Preparedness
Medical products distributors play a pivotal role in emergency medical or pandemic response.
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Shipping & Transportation
Advocacy Issue
Shipping & Transportation
Transportation disruptions have become a healthcare issue.
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Influenza Vaccine
Advocacy Issue
Seasonal Flu Vaccine
HIDA compiles information from influenza product supply and distribution in an annual Flu Report.
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Device Sterilization
Policy Issue
Medical Device Sterilization
Learn more about sterilizing medical products with ethylene oxide (EtO) and HIDA’s recommendations to the FDA.
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Reimbursement
Policy Issue
Medicare & Medicaid Reimbursement
View HIDA's Medicare Reimbursement Report Market-By-Market Analysis, plus monitoring of CMS payment rules.
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Traceability
Policy Issue
Traceability
HIDA monitors the regulatory implementation of the Drug Quality and Security Act.
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Licensure
Policy Issue
Licensure
HIDA supports a uniform national standard for licensing wholesale devices distributors.
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Unique Device Identification
Policy Issue
Unique Device Identification
HIDA supports the UDI system, leading efforts on Low Unit of Measure (LUM) best practices advocacy and implementation.
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Tariffs
Policy Issue
Tariffs
HIDA works with federal partners on the common goal of keeping medical products affordable.
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Action Center: Get Involved!

With policy and legislation changes happening system-wide, industry participation is essential. Regardless of company size or type, distributors play a critical role in the success of HIDA’s advocacy efforts.
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