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FMA hires federal lobbying firm

Anway Long will represent FMA before Congress and the Trump Administration.

The Florida Medical Association announced Thursday that it had inked a deal with Anway Long Group to represent them at the federal level.

“With the continued intense focus on health care issues and on Medicare in particular and given the Florida Medical Association’s unique position as the representative organization for physicians in Medicare’s second-largest state, it makes a great deal of sense for us to enhance our outreach efforts in D.C.,” FMA CEO Tim Stapleton said.

“The Anway Long Group gives us access to a combined 30 years of federal healthcare policy and political expertise, with the added comfort of having boots on the ground in Tallahassee.”

Anway Long Group, founded by Alison Anway and Erika Long, pitches itself as “a consulting firm connecting federal and state healthcare policy to business strategies and creating effective approaches for influencing federal and state policymakers for clients in the life sciences, payer, and provider sectors.”

Anway Long will represent FMA before Congress and the Trump Administration.

FMA said its goal is to work on policy related to Graduate Medical Education funding, the development of alternative payment models in Medicare, and other issues impacting physicians in Florida and their patients.

FMA represents more than 25,000 physicians in the Sunshine State.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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