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People news: Sunrise Medical, VGM, Permobil


FRESNO, Calif. – Thomas Rossnagel has resigned as president and CEO of Sunrise Medical, the manufacturer announced today.

Johan Ek, chairman of the board of directors, has taken over as acting CEO, according to a press release.

Build a business for the best of times

Do not be afraid to make investments in new technologies and new opportunities

In “A Tale of Two Cities” Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” In the past few years, the HME industry has experienced some of the best of times and some challengi

Stakeholders warn state lawmakers on bidding supplies


WASHINGTON – A recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report calls on CMS to urge states to cut costs on incontinence supplies, and the agency agreed. Industry stakeholders warn that could lead to an expansion of competitive bidding.

VGM testifies at small business hearing


DAVENPORT, Iowa – Ryan Ball, director of state policy at VGM & Associates, voiced concerns about Medicare’s competitive bidding program and its negative impact on small providers at a Small Business Administration (SBA) regulatory fairness hearing today (June 21).

Providers make case against bid program at hearing


SEATTLE – Several providers testified about the potentially damaging consequences of Medicare’s competitive bidding program at a recent regulatory fairness hearing hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a press release from VGM & Associates.

Industry casts further doubt on bid process


WASHINGTON – H.R. 1717 remains the HME industry’s No. 1 priority, but with time running out, stakeholders are again pressing for a delay in the July 1 start date of Round 2 of competitive bidding.