Lobbying Relationship


Ultrasound Access Coalition (UAC) (Informal Coalition)

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  • Issues related to CMS Calendar Year 2019 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, proposed reduction to general ultrasound and vascular ultrasound room equipment codes; H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, Sec. 220.

Duration: to

General Issues: Health Issues

Spending: about $230,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2018: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Affiliated organizations: Center for Diagnostic Imaging; GE Health Care, General Imaging Ultrasound; FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.; TridentUSA Health Services; American College of Radiology

Related Foreign Entities: FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation owns 100% of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. (Tokyo 107-0052, JPN); contribution to lobbying: $0; ownership 100%

Bills mentioned

H.R.4302: Congressional Accountability for Emergency Lending Act of 2017

Sponsor: Scott Tipton (R-Colo.)

H.R.4302: Homeless Assistance Act of 2019

Sponsor: Brad Sherman (D-Calif.)

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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?
Timothy P. Trysla Senior Policy Advisor, CMS
Bob Siggins Chief of Staff, Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)
Marilyn Yager Deputy Assistant to the President, White House Office of Public Liaison
Y. Brian Lee Legislative Intern, Rep. Doug Lamborn
Elinor Hiller Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Director, Medicare Parts C and D Analysis Group, Office of Legislation, CMS.
Emily A. Shaw 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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