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Collaboration results in DMERT certification

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05/22/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The Durable Medical Equipment Repair and Training (DMERT) Group has been launched as a new certification body for the DME and complex rehab technology industry.

In brief: Lincare settles, DME MAC highlights top errors

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05/18/2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare will pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by employees whose information may have been exposed in a “phishing attack.”

VGM crafts comment template

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05/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has created a template for suppliers to use when drafting their comments on the interim final rule.

Short takes: VGM, Cure Medical

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05/04/2018

Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Group has released its second playbook: “Industry Insights: How to Capitalize on Opportunities in Post-Acute Health.” The playbooks serve as a resource for HME providers adjusting to an ever-c

In brief: AAHomecare meets with Hargan, Inogen reports data security incident

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04/13/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare execs met with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan on April 11 to discuss competitive bidding relief and other industry priorities.

VGM joins work group on electronic medical documentation

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04/06/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group and its membership has been invited to participate in a CMS work group on electronic medical documentation. VGM will represent DMEPOS providers in the work group, which will have representation from several different provider groups.

Oklahoma providers meet with Rep. Cole

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04/06/2018

NORMAN, Okla. – Members of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association and the VGM Group hosted Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., at an event at Norman Regional Home Medical Equipment. Members discussed how DME and complex rehab providers care for patients.

In brief: Amazon wants to disrupt health care, VGM helps protect sleep contract

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03/30/2018

BOSTON – DME is one of five possible points of entry for Amazon to dominate the healthcare market, according to a new report from global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting.

VGM helps protect sleep contract

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03/29/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has helped providers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia beat back CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s plans to reduce the number of providers in its network that are authorized to provide CPAP equipment.

Industry wants answers

Big question now: ‘What are going to be the next steps?’
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03/23/2018

WASHINGTON – Congress put CMS on notice when it passed an omnibus bill last week that the agency needs to enact a competitive bidding-related interim final rule.

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