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Device lobby hire: Elizabeth Pika moves from her post as legislative director for Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., to become VP-government affairs at AdvaMed. Pika, replacing Seth Radus who left in May to join AdvaMed member firm Siemens, will play a particularly active role in advocating for the reform of how Medicare reimburses for molecular diagnostics in the model of the pending "Medicare Advanced Laboratory Diagnostics Act" (1"The Gray Sheet" Dec. 10, 2007, p. 13). Pika will report to Brett Loper, who joined AdvaMed in May to work with David Nexon in running the association's lobbying efforts (2"The Gray Sheet" May 5, 2008, p. 6)