Great Lakes Annual Conference

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am to Thu, 05/02/2019 - 5:00pm
Four Winds Casino Resort, New Buffalo, Mich.

Springtime means it's time for the Great Lakes Annual Conference and Exhibition! This two-day meeting is returning to the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan, on May 1-2 and will feature top speakers on the most pertinent issues affecting you today.   See our condensed schedule below, and for our full session descriptions click here.   To register online, use the link below.  To register via fax or mail download our hard-copy registration form.

Day 1, Wed., May 1:     

8:30 – 9:00 am                 Registration & breakfast with exhibitors
9:00 – 9:15 am                 Welcome                                  
9:15 – 10:15 am               John Gallagher, VP Government Relations – VGM Group, Inc.    
                                             Washington update, legislative news
10:15 – 10:45 am             Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00 pm             Mark Higley, VP Regulatory Affairs – VGM Group, Inc.
                                             HME in 2019 & Beyond: Industry analysis/bidding program update
12:00 – 1:00 pm                Lunch with exhibitors- Sponsored by Dik Healthcare
  1:00 – 2:00 pm                Laura Williard, VP Payer Relations - AAHomecare
                                             Payer relations/Medicaid managed care update
  2:00 – 2:15 pm               Coffee break
  2:15 – 3:00 pm               Stacie McMichel, Provider Outreach & Education - CGS Administrators LLC
                                             Jurisdiction B DME MAC update
  3:00 – 3:45 pm               Emily Barnes, Education & Outre  ach Specialist - C2C Innovative Solutions
                                             Telephone Discussion Demonstration and Reopening Process
  3:45 – 4:45 pm               Joey Graham, Executive Vice President & General Manager – Prochant
                                            Best Practices for Managing your HME Back-Office Operations
  4:45 – 6:00 pm               Vendor happy hour reception - Sponsored by VGM


Day 2, Thurs, May 2:

 8:30 – 9:00 am                  Breakfast with exhibitors
 9:00 – 10:00 am                Joey Graham, Executive Vice President & General Manager – Prochant                                                            Outsourcing HME Processes
10:00 – 10:15 am              Coffee Break with exhibitors
10:15 – 11:30 am               Panel Presentation: “Best Practices with Your Peers”  
                                              Moderated by Ronda Buhrmester, VGM Group, Inc. with panelists:
                                              -          Kim Cuce, Director of Operations - Alicks Home Medical (IN)
                                              -          Robyn Parrott, President - Sleep Solutions (MI)
                                              -          Tom Doubek, Principal – Doubek Medical Supply (IL)
                                              -          Chuck or Kelly - Williams Brothers Health Care Pharmacy (IN)
11:30 – 1:00 pm                 Closing Lunch and Conference Wrap-Up – Led by Kevin Stewart and Ronda 
                                              Discussion on association goals/activities:  forming Reimbursement   
                                             workgroup, summer billing program, fall webinars, state Medicaid and legislative
                                             news, etc.

Interested in Exhibiting?  We still have some spots avaialble!  Download the Exhibitor Prospectus here! (Exhibitor registration is not availabe through the "Register Now" button below!)