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PAMS gets sales tax dropped for breast pumps

August 9, 2021HME News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) has successfully exempted breast pumps from sales tax as part of HB 725, which was recently passed by the state’s General Assembly, AAHomecare reports. The elimination of the sales tax will be applicable to all retail sales of items initiating, supporting or sustaining breast feeding effective Jan. 1, 2022. “I am thankful that we are able to help provide some relief to our members, as this endeavor was delayed...

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AAH advocates in several states

February 23, 2021HME News Staff

In Pennsylvania, AAHomecare is working with PAMS and other stakeholders to address concerns about Tomorrow Health. Tomorrow Health is performing double duty as a provider and a third-party administrator for Geisinger Health, raising concerns that the arrangement could impact patient choice and continuity of care for individuals covered under Geisinger’s Medicaid contract, as well as Medicare Advantage and commercial plans in the state. Providers in the state have seen a significant...

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Pennsylvania: New director to 'hit the ground running'

January 24, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

HARRISBURG, Pa. - With the departure of high-profile executive director John Shirvinsky in December and a game-changing state health program on the horizon, 2014 will not be a quiet year for the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS.)After a five-day retirement from Meadville, Pa.-based Vantage Home Medical Equipment and Services, longtime PAMS board member and past board chair Tom Sedlak took on the part time executive director position Jan. 6.His first order of business: a proposed...

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Editorial

Julie Sullivan: 'Friend to everyone'

August 24, 2012Letter to the Editor

It is with a great sense of sadness and profound loss that I advise you of the premature passing of our good friend Julie Sullivan. She is survived by her husband Michael and the joys of her life, her twin sons, William and James. She was 48 years old.Julie had a remarkably upbeat personality and her smile and laugh were contagious. She was a friend to everyone at PAMS and made everyone she ever met feel welcome.Julie was PAMS's very first full-time executive director, a post that she assumed shortly...

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PAMS: Still fighting at 40

July 27, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.The association's mission—to educate members and policymakers and fight for providers—hasn't changed much over the years, said John Shirvinsky, executive director.“If there's a difference at all, it's in the sense of urgency,” he said. “We've reached a time where financial resources are limited at both the state and federal level. And everybody is exploring...

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On the Editor's Desk

Wheelchair user sounds off on competitive bidding

November 17, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

If you didn't listen to this morning's media conference call on national competitive bidding-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS)-you missed out on one hell of a speaker in Lucy Spruill. Spruill is a wheelchair user and director of public policy and community relations for United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh. She joined Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Jason Altmire, D-Pa., in criticizing competitive bidding. Here are some snippets of what she said: On reduced access: “(The...

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