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The Bedford Report

August 27, 2010 09:30 ET

How Will New Regulations Affect Medical Device Companies? Bedford Report Issues New Analyst Reports

Note to Editors: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by The Bedford Report.

TORONTO--(Marketwire - August 27, 2010) -  The Bedford Report is looking at the Medical Devices Industry, and has issued Analyst Reports on Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX), CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD), Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX) & Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII).

Companies in the Medical Device industry tend to have reimbursements by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid make up large portions of their accounts receivable, and as such, profits can be highly sensitive to efforts by the government and third party reimbursement programs to cut costs. The newly enacted "Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act" is expected to create pressure for lower pricing across the industry. In addition, some proposed taxes may also hurt profits if enacted into law.

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The legislation, initiated by the Obama Administration, provides stimulus for hospitals and physicians to upgrade their Electronic Health Record Systems, and companies in the Healthcare Information Technology part of this industry appear to be poised to cash in. Direct beneficiaries of this stimulus are expected to include Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions & Quality Systems.

Companies in the orthopedic sector of the Medical Devices industry, such as CONMED Corporation, have suffered through the economic downturn as patients choose to defer their elective procedures. The story is different for companies in the cardiovascular devices sector of the industry. Cardiovascular device companies such as Cyberonics Inc. have been heating up, and may see their outlook upgraded by analysts in the near future.

Investors can get copies of the full analyst reports on Cyberonics, CONMED Corporation, Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, and Quality Systems by registering for free at www.bedfordreport.com.

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