New Product Introduction - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does my new product have to go through MedApproved?
A: Yes, any medical supply/equipment new to the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics must go through MedApproved.
Q: How do I know if the product is new to the University?
A: This responsibility resides with the vendor. You may contact Value Analysis with any questions.
Q: Where do I go to submit a new product request?
Q: Will this replace the Application for Product Consideration?
Q: Who is the “Sponsor” in MedApproved?
A: Prior to submitting a new product request, the vendor must have a clinical sponsor (Physician or Nurse) that has shown interest in reviewing the new product. The sponsor will receive an email from MedApproved to verify their sponsorship.
Q: Do I need to answer all the questions in MedApproved?
A: Yes. Complete information will help us in making a fast and educated decision.
Q: Who submits the new product request?
Q: Is there a cost to submit a request?
A: The University pays an annual subscription fee to MedApproved. To help mitigate this cost, the vendor is required to pay a $30 fee per new product submission. One submission may contain multiple products within the same category (i.e. catheters, sutures, etc.) but still only accrue one $30 fee.
Q: How do I track the progress of my request?
A: A vendor can track the progress within MedApproved
Q: How long will the process take?
A: This depends on the responsiveness of the Vendor, Sponsor, and the Value Analysis Department. A commitment from the Vendor to provide complete information along with competitive pricing will help move the process along quickly.
Q: How do I know if my request was approved or denied?
A: You will receive a notification from MedApproved once the final Value Analysis decision is made.
Q: What will happen if a clinician uses my product without going through MedApproved?
A: According to University policy, we will consider the product “donated” and we will not pay for it.