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VGM’s Mike Mallaro on how to get to the other side

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07/10/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – The COVID-19 pandemic has broken the mold for how the HME industry has always done business, but that can create opportunity—if providers are open to it, says VGM CEO Mike Mallaro.

Round 2021: All eyes on CMS

‘We’re beginning to see a surge, and we don’t know what the fall and winter will bring’
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07/02/2020

WASHINGTON – There’s no crystal ball, but after two meetings with high-level CMS officials in late June, industry stakeholders feel there could be a chance the agency pauses Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Heartland: Signs ahead point to ‘growth’

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06/19/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – The HME industry has weathered its share of hardships and the current COVID crisis is no exception. But, as “first responders,” providers will get through this too, VGM’s Mark Higley said in the kick-off last week to Heartland at Home.

Heartland, virtual edition, kicks off Monday

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06/11/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s Heartland at Home conference kicks off Monday with a keynote from its regulatory and payer relations experts, Mark Higley, Ronda Buhrmester, Craig Douglas and John Gallagher.

Survey collects trends, patterns

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06/02/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates and HME News have launched the 14th annual HME Financial Benchmarking Survey.

Stakeholders try to get ahead of Medicaid cuts

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05/22/2020

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are laying the groundwork to push back against anticipated Medicaid cuts, as states grapple with budgetary pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

VGM makes ‘tough decision’ to take Heartland online

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04/23/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has shifted its Heartland Conference to a virtual event called Heartland At Home in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Providers asked to do the right thing

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04/09/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders, including AAHomecare and VGM, are urging providers to use their best judgment when applying new guidance from CMS.

VGM addresses impact of coronavirus pandemic

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04/08/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has led the VGM Group to eliminate 68 full-time employees. The adjustments impacted all of VGM’s 12 locations nationwide and each division of the employee owned company.

Package provides relief to HME industry ‘on the front lines’

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03/27/2020

WASHINGTON – A stimulus package passed by Congress this afternoon will provide a financial boost to HME providers caring for patients during the current coronavirus pandemic.

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