Statement on FTC Report to Congress on Anticompetitive Practices Related to Device Repair

The Alliance for Quality Medical Device Servicing applauds the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) new report to Congress on anticompetitive practices related to repair markets. As the report notes, the FTC found there is “scant evidence to support manufacturers’ justifications for repair restrictions.” The Alliance was pleased to see the FTC recognizes some of the anti-competitive behaviors that we have observed in the medical device industry.  We stand behind the right of medical device owners to choose competent personnel to service and maintain their devices as they see fit without unjustified interference by device manufacturers that often result in unacceptable delays and higher costs for the owners and patients. Read the full statement here.

About the Alliance for Quality Medical Device Servicing

The Alliance for Quality Medical Device Servicing was formed in 2018 and is comprised of six leading independent medical device service organizations throughout the United States. The Alliance consists of TRIMEDX, Sodexo, Crothall, ABM, Agiliti, and The InterMed Group. The Alliance represents the largest participants in the ISO segment of the U.S. medical device service industry. The Alliance employs tens of thousands of employees across all fifty states and actively services and maintains millions of medical devices across the country. The Alliance members, as Independent Service Organizations (ISOs), serve as a truly independent voice and advocate for healthcare providers, offering not only safe and effective service, but also an equipment agnostic perspective focused on improving safety, reliability, and efficiency.