• Code of Ethics

    The AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals ("The AdvaMed Code" ) facilitates ethical interactions between MedTech companies and health care professionals to ensure that medical decisions are based on the best interests of the patient.

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  • Certification Program

    The Certification Program is open to AdvaMed member and non-member companies, including manufacturers and distributors of medical devices. The certification requires the signatures of both the CEO and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), attesting that their company has adopted the AdvaMed Code and implemented an appropriately tailored effective compliance program.

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  • Compliance Positions

    The AdvaMed Board Ethics and Health Care Compliance Committee leads AdvaMed's ethics and health care compliance initiatives, including advocacy for federal physician payment sunshine legislation and stewardship of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals.

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  • Logo Support Program

    Any company that has certified to the AdvaMed Code of Ethics may participate in the Logo Supporters Program and display the Code of Ethics Logo on print or electronic media to represent their commitment to effective compliance programming and ethical interactions with health care providers.

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  • Distributor Guidance

    AdvaMed and Eucomed have developed joint compliance guidance and tools on Distributor Relations as part of an ongoing commitment to provide ethical guidance on appropriate industry interactions. We believe clear, established compliance programs will safeguard the integrity of medical decision making and promote further public confidence in our industry. 

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  • Code Certifying Companies

    Companies Certifying to the AdvaMed Code are listed here, along with access to their compliance department contacts. Medtech companies that have certified to the AdvaMed Code support ethical collaborations between medtech manufacturers and health care providers, which are essential to advancing new technologies that benefit patients.  It is by driving ethical collaborations that we help protect patients.

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  • Compliance Contacts for Code Certifying Companies

    Compliance Contact Information for AdvaMed Code Certifying Companies may be found on this page and by using the free AdvaMed Compliance App available in the iTunes App Store.

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  • India Compliance

    We understand the pressing need to ensure access to high-quality, life-saving medical technology for patients in India, in the most affordable and efficient manner possible. To advance toward this goal, we share a commitment to and fundamental belief in operating with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. The companies listed here have Ethics and Compliance teams dedicated to communicating and enforcing clear standards of conduct for their employees and distributors. If there are gaps, concerns or observations, we welcome information via the compliance hotlines, websites, and/or contacts listed here.

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  • PODs

    Physician-own distributorships, or "PODs," include device companies and distributors that offer substantial equity positions to physicians, in some cases, selected because collectively they are in a position to generate a substantial amount of business for the entities through ordering (or influencing orders for) devices sold or manufactured by the company. In a March 26, 2013 Special Fraud Alert, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) notes that the POD business structure is inherently suspect, and cites OIG's 2006 correspondence with AdvaMed on the issue.

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  • China Code

    The AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals in China ("China Code") facilitates ethical interactions between MedTech companies and health care professionals in the People's Republic of China to help ensure that medical decisions are based on the best interests of the patient.

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