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Ensured that specialized imaging drugs are properly reimbursed under Medicare

SERVICE: Policy Development, Political Counseling
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Healthcare

Challenge:
CMS had proposed reclassifying radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine so that they are no longer considered “drugs” under Medicare. As a result of this change, CMS would no longer provide separate payment for radiopharmaceuticals in the hospital outpatient setting, but bundle these drugs into the payment for nuclear medicine procedures.

Action:
Devised and implemented a lobbying effort focused on the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Senate Finance Committees to educate them on the history behind the treatment of radiopharmaceuticals as “drugs,” as well as the significant adverse impact such a change would have on Medicare beneficiaries’ access to these products. Working with manufacturers, health care providers, patient groups and other stakeholders, we enlisted the support of Members of Congress on the relevant committees of jurisdiction for legislation that would preserve the treatment of radiopharmaceuticals as “drugs” under Medicare.

Result:
Succeeded in having Congress include language in the Medicare Modernization Act providing that radiopharmaceuticals would continue to receive separate reimbursement in the outpatient setting.

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Foreign Relations

Finance

Service

Advocacy, Political Counseling

Established a Washington footprint for a global leader in energy

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Area of Expertise:

Healthcare

Healthcare

Service

Policy Development, Political Counseling

Fostered new relationships for a 18,000 member key physician advocacy group

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Area of Expertise:

Foreign Relations

Healthcare

Service

Coalition Building and Management

Resolving a crisis for a major American investor that had invested $300 million

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Area Of Expertise:

Finance

Telecommunications

Service

Coalition Building and Management, Analysis

Helped two of the largest telecom companies navigate a $69 billion merger with the FCC

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Trade


Trade

Service

Advocacy, Coalition Building and Management

Secured U.S. Senate support for one of the world’s largest software companies

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Telecommunications


Telecommunications

Service

Coalition Building and Management, Advocacy

Protected the telcom industry from billions of dollars in potential liability

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Area Of Expertise:

Healthcare

Healthcare

Service

Policy Development, Advocacy

Created a balanced pathway for the approval of generic biologic medicines

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Healthcare

Healthcare

Service

Policy Development, Political Counseling

Ensured that specialized imaging drugs are properly reimbursed under Medicare

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Finance

Finance

Service

Coalition Building, Political Counseling

Providing relief to a global banking and financial services company from excessive regulation

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Transportation

Finance

Service

Policy Development, Advocacy

Averting a crisis for the airline industry and ensuring the continued safety of passengers

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TAX

Finance

Service

Advocacy, Coalition Building & Management

Helping a major automobile manufacturer secure a vital tax benefit for domestic capital investment

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