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MSL Associates, Inc. Newsletter

June 2007

 Team News

MSL Anniversaries
Jill Girard - June 1, 3 Years
Amy Gress - June 20, 6 Years
Devon Doebele - June 26, 7 Years
Welcome to Sean Powers!
Sean will be working at the MSL Corporate Office in Tampa as the Operations Manager.
We're happy to have you as part of the MSL Team, Sean!

love bugTo our Southern Friends

Tip of the Day - To get rid of love bugs easily, fill spray bottle with water, spray windshield with water and wipe off with dryer sheet.
Love bugs come off easily!
fuseProduct Spotlight 
PDG Fuse 
  • Manual tilt-in-space wheelchair with 50 degrees of tilt
  • Unique pivot point location
  • Effortless operation
  • Small overall footprint
  • Easy adjustment and set-up
  • Light-weight
  • Lots of available options!

Competitive Bidding: Call to Action


As you are all aware the Final Rule has been released and includes wheelchair seating as competitive bid items when ordered with power wheelchairs.  Including cushions in a competitive bid category of power wheelchairs is crazy.  This will lead to major confusion, extra administration costs with no tangible financial gain to Medicare.


It is time to bring this to CMS' attention and request a change NOW!  We need everyone in the industry to contact CMS directly to challenge this. Letters can written to the address below:


Leslie V. Norwalk

Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Hubert H. Humphrey Building

200 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20201


Remind your customers to act on this and express to CMS how this will negatively impact them. 
We are looking for a victory! 
We are proud to announce the promotions of Laura Raigoza to Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Jill Girard to Director, Sleep and Respiratory Sales.  An overview of their responsibilities is below.

Responsibilities of the Vice President, Sales and Marketing include, but are not limited to, contract negotiation, policy and procedures, marketing campaigns, customer service, product management, demo tracking, sales forecasting, goal setting and implementation, sales contests, website development, associate management and manufacturer point-of-contact.

Responsibilities of the Director, Sleep and Respiratory Sales include associate training, manufacturer updates, territory management, product updates, new product introduction and goal setting.

The Vice President, Sales and Marketing and the Director, Sleep and Respiratory will work together to develop and support the sales goals of MSL Associates, Inc. and its manufacturers.

We wish Laura and Jill much success with their promotions!


"Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy eding."

  Author Unknown
Employee of the Month!
Congratulations to
Wise Justice!
Wise has been selected this month for his dedication to his manufacturers and customers.  Wise is known to go the extra mile for his customers by going to their homes on the weekends when it is convenient for them to meet with him, thus, sacrificing some of his weekend time.
Keep up the good work!
Upcoming Events
June 22, 23, 2007
OTA of Puerto Rico Conference
Isla Verde, PR
Sept. 28-30, 2007
North Carolina OT Annual Conference
Greensboro, NC


October 2-4, 2007 Medtrade

Orlando, FL


 Congratulations to Walt Anderson for becoming a Senior Associate and Shareholder of MSL Associates, Inc.


Question of the Day
How many degrees of tilt is the PDG Fuse capable of?
(Be one of the first 5 people to email Laura Raigoza at laurar@msl-associates.comwith the answer and win a $5 Startbucks gift card!)
May winners were Maggie Reilly - St. Peterburg, FL,
Laura Maynard -
St. Petersburg, FL
& Charles Colton - Roswell, GA
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