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VGM uses OmniSYS to fight audits


WATERLOO, Iowa – A new deal will help VGM members respond to audits using OmniSYS solutions at a discounted rate, the companies announced April 17.

CMS readying for background checks


WASHINGTON – CMS is moving forward with fingerprint-based background checks for certain DME and home health and hospice providers.

Gov’t to Orbit Medical: We want our money back


WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Orbit Medical and Jake Kilgore for allegedly altering and forging physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories.

Reports offer little substance for HME industry


WASHINGTON – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Round 1 rebid of competitive bidding “parroted” CMS, say industry stakeholders.

Industry ‘ready’ for prior auths


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders support CMS’s plans to expand the PMD demo—with a few tweaks.  

“I’m all for it,” said Peggy Walker, billing specialist at VGM. “I’m ready for more prior auths.”

Audit uncertainty drags on deals


YARMOUTH, Maine – It was a slow first quarter for mergers and acquisitions, say industry analysts.




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