Lobbying Relationship

Client

Fundamental Health

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Lobbying firm

ALSTON & BIRD, LLP

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  • Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2009; Proposed Rule (CMS 1534P, 05/07/2008). Changes for Long Term Care Hospitals Required by Certain Provisions of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (CMS-1493-IFC2, 05/22/2008).Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2009; and Revisions to the Amendment of the E-Prescribing Exemption for Computer Generated Facsimile Transmissions; Proposed Rule (CMS-1403-P, 07/07/2008) S. 3101: "Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008" ; Section 141 "Extension of Exceptions Process for Medicare Therapy Caps" H.R. 6331: "Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008" ; Section 141 "Extension of Exceptions Process for Medicare Therapy Caps" S. 3118: "Preserving Access to Medicare Act of 2008"; Section 139 "Extension of Exceptions Process for Medicare Therapy Caps" S. 3118: "Preserving Access to Medicare Act of 2008"; Section 105 H.R. 2642: "Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008"; Section 7001 "Moratoria on Certain Medicaid Regulations" S.2041: "False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007" H.R. 4854: "False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007" S.2641: "Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008" H.R. 6126: "Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008"

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General Issues: Medicare/Medicaid, Health Issues

Spending: about $90,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2007: House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Y Y CMS/HHS

Bills mentioned

S.3101: Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

Sponsor: Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

H.R.6331: Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

Sponsor: Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)

S.3118: Preserving Access to Medicare Act of 2008

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

H.R.2642: Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008

Sponsor: Chet Edwards (D-Texas)

S.2041: False Claims Act Correction Act of 2008

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

H.R.4854: False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007

Sponsor: Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.)

S.2641: Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

H.R.6126: Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008

Sponsor: Linda T. Sánchez (D-Calif.)

H.R.4355: To impose a moratorium on certain Medicaid payment restrictions.

Sponsor: John Boozman (R-Ark.)

H.R.5613: Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008

Sponsor: John D. Dingell (D-Mich.)

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Lobbyists

Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
Stephanie Kennan Senior Health Policy Advisor, Office of Sen. Ron Wyden
Thomas Scully n/a
Jennifer Bell n/a
Colin Roskey n/a
Marilyn Yager n/a
Rudy Missmar n/a

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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