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Shirvinsky gives notice

December 9, 2013HME News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - John Shirvinsky, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS), will resign Dec. 20 after 10 years, according to Medtrade Monday. Chuck Blackburn, chairman of Blackburn's, credited Shirvinsky for shoring up the association's financial standing and making it “one of the more influential and successful state organizations in the industry.” Shirvinsky previously worked in the coal, steel and solid waste industries, and was chief of staff...

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Reps. Thompson and Braley to hold press conference on Round 2 delay letter

June 12, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, will hold a press conference Thursday, June 13, to increase the pressure on CMS to delay Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a news release from AAHomecare.The pair of lawmakers, who are spearheading the push to delay the implementation of Round 2, plan to announce that a bipartisan majority of 226 members of the House of Representatives have signed their “Dear Colleague” letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.Thompson...

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Lawmakers hear case against bid program

March 15, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders say the biggest take-away from the industry's Hill briefings on March 14 is the need to continue educating lawmakers and staffers on competitive bidding.“Some offices are very well educated on the issue, but there are many more that have only a very basic understanding of it,” said Cara Bachenheimer, senior vice president of government relations for Invacare. “There were questions like, when will rural areas be included in the program?”Speakers for...

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