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Cara C. Bachenheimer To Launch new DC Lobbying Office of Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Cara C. Bachenheimer To Launch new DC Lobbying Office of Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

AMARILLO, Texas – Cara C. Bachenheimer, long-time advocate of the home medical equipment (HME) and complex rehab technology (CRT) industries, announced today that she will be opening a new Washington, D.C. office of Brown & Fortunato, P.C., starting June 1, 2018.

Brown & Fortunato, P.C. is a Texas-based law firm with a national health care practice, representing pharmacies, HME suppliers, home health agencies, hospitals, manufacturers, labs, and other health care providers. Jeff Baird, the Chair of the firm’s National Health Care Group said, “We are excited that Cara is joining our firm. Cara’s expertise, coupled with our core practice areas, creates an exciting synergy.” In her new affiliation, Cara will be expanding her services in government relations, legislative and regulatory matters.

In announcing her new association, Cara’s first client will be Invacare Corporation. Cara has served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Invacare for over 14 years. “I appreciate Invacare’s continued support as I step away to help other businesses understand the impact of and help shape future health care legislation and regulations,” said Ms. Bachenheimer. “I am pleased to continue to support Invacare’s government relations and lobbying efforts as a consultant for the company.”

About Cara C. Bachenheimer

Well respected in the HME and CRT Industries, Cara C. Bachenheimer is an attorney, lobbyist and expert on legislative and regulatory matters related to Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payment programs. For 30 years, she has shown her commitment to the industry working closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies. Cara has also been directly involved with developing federal legislative initiatives designed to ensure access to HME and CRT technologies, lobbying Congress, running political action committees
(PACs), managing national coalitions, testifying before federal regulatory agencies and Congress, and working closely with federal agencies that impact consumers and businesses. She has held multiple leadership positions in industry associations such as the American Association for Homecare (AAH), the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology (NCART), and the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), as well as with national consumer organizations such as United Spinal Association and Paralyzed Veterans of America . Her award highlights include “Home Care Champion” by the American Association for Homecare, the “Home Care Caring” award by Home Care Magazine, and HME News’ “Top 10 Most Influential People in the Industry.”