COLUMBIA, Md., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. (www.maximhealthcare.com), an established provider of home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services, today announced an addition to the executive management team. Andrew Friedell has joined Maxim as Vice President of Government Affairs and will be responsible for managing the company's federal and state government activities. Friedell brings with him more than 15 years of experience in government affairs and the healthcare industry to Maxim.
Friedell joins Maxim after serving at Medco Health Solutions as a Senior Director of Government Affairs, Northeast Region, where he represented Medco before legislative and executive branches for 12 states on a variety of matters, including legislation to regulate mail service pharmacies and other regulatory and government inquiries.
Friedell's experience also includes working in the Washington, DC office for Medco and, prior to that, the Washington, DC office of Merck & Co., Inc. At that time he developed regulatory comments in connection with the Health Care Reform law, developed industry advocacy and position materials in the lead up to the passage of Medicare Part D, and helped build grassroots programs and Political Action Committees. Prior to joining Medco, Friedell served an aide to former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.
Friedell has a strong understanding of legislative matters, having testified regularly before legislative committees and having tracked more than 2,000 pieces of legislation annually on a variety of topics including pharmacy practice, health insurance rules, e-Prescribing, Medicaid, and tax policies.
"Andy's expertise and legislative experience is instrumental as we continue to work with government and legislative bodies to provide reliable, safe, and patient–centered care," said Brett Barlag, Chief Financial and Strategy Officer. "He is a strong asset to our team and we are thrilled to have him help represent Maxim and our patients and clients."
Friedell holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Political Science from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island.
About Maxim Healthcare Services
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. provides home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services across the U.S. Founded in 1988, Maxim is focused on delivering quality patient care and a commitment to employee development with an emphasis on customer service. Today, Maxim is an established partner in the healthcare industry and is constantly evolving to address the needs of our patients, caregivers, and clients. We regularly research new markets, expand our geographical presence, and diversify our client services to stay in the forefront of the healthcare services industry. Our focus on quality patient care and compliance is the foundation for our success. Learn more about Maxim Healthcare Services, or get more information about available Maxim Healthcare positions.
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