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United Spinal Secures Leading Public Policy and Durable Medical Equipment Specialist: Alex Bennewith is New Director of Government Relations
Date:11/17/2011

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association announced today the appointment of Ms. Alex Bennewith as its new Director of Government Relations.  Ms. Bennewith will be leading United Spinal's legislative and regulatory efforts on Medicare and Medicaid matters and addressing FDA, CDC and other health-related agency concerns.

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Working from the United Spinal Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Bennewith will be joining the staff on November 28, 2011. Formerly she was Senior Manager of Government Affairs for the American Association for Homecare (AAH).

"We are very pleased that Alex will bring her expertise to bear on our advocacy of critically important topics, particularly in the area of the coverage of necessary durable medical equipment (DME) and the promotion of home- and community-based services and supports for those with spinal cord injuries, disorders and other disabilities," said Joe Isaacs, United Spinal's Vice President of Public Policy.

In addition to her trade group experience at AAH, Ms. Bennewith has served the policy interests of patients/consumers at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where she managed federal advocacy concerns and oversaw the Foundation's state-based advocacy agenda, and at the Spina Bifida Association of America, where, in addition to advocacy, she engaged in fund development activities. Prior to these positions, Ms. Bennewith worked in the Washington, D.C. government affairs office of Bristol-Myers Squibb. 

"I've enjoyed working with Alex on DME issues related to coverage and competitive bidding and believe her experience wit
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