[medreform] Re: Article...

  • From: "Pell, Michael" <mpell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <medreform@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 13:28:05 -0400

Attached are the FOIA requests.
David is not in the office this week. He's in cheery old London town,
probably with a pint in his hand and a "lass" on his knee. I imagine
he's regaling her with tales of the sea and statistical analysis.


From: medreform-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:medreform-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tamman, Maurice
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 1:24 PM
To: 'medreform@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [medreform] Re: Article...

Thanks, I saw the story, Hey is David in the office today?


Also, can u send me copies of the actual FOIAs?






Maurice Tamman

News Editor, Wall Street Journal


914-482-8318 (mobile)

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[mailto:medreform-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pell, Michael
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 1:16 PM
To: medreform@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [medreform] Article...


I don't know if you guys have seen this, but a couple of sources I spoke
with said this was a fantastic article about the primary issues
impacting health care costs. I thought it was enlightening. The author
also raises a couple of questions that we may be able to address using
the CMS data.


As far as the CMS FOIA... I have made multiple attempts to get in touch
with a FOIA officer at CMS. I left a message this afternoon with Melody
Hardy. Hopefully she'll get back to me. I'm on vacation next week, but
I'm going to make a couple of phone calls to her and another guy over
there to make sure we can get the ball rolling. 


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