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VGM kicks off nominations for HME Woman of the Year

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06/16/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM is now accepting nominations for the 2017 HME Woman of the Year Award. The announcement was made during the “Women and Wine” event at VGM’s Heartland Conference last week.

Industry issues last call to action for sign-on letter

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06/08/2017

WASHINGTON – Eighty-four members of Congress and counting have signed a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

VGM’s longtime COO retires

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06/07/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Jim Phillips, president and COO of the VGM Group, has retired, VGM announced June 1. Phillips has spent 25 years at the company, the last nine as COO. He was appointed president in January of 2016.

Draining the swamp at CMS won’t happen overnight

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
John Gallagher
vice president of VGM Government Relations

What are the most important things needed to break a nut loose from a rusty bolt? Some WD-40, a few good tools, and an abundance of elbow grease.

VGM ready to retail

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04/28/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has leased a retail storefront to create a Retail Training Lab at the upcoming Heartland Conference. Located across from the convention center, the 1,100-square-foot showroom will feature healthcare products and display ideas.

VGM calls on Price to take action

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03/21/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group outlined three priorities that need “immediate action,” including relief for HME providers rural areas, in a March 20 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Doug Kerr joins VGM Canada

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02/21/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Doug Kerr has joined VGM Canada as director of member and supplier relations. He will be responsible for expanding the offerings provided by VGM to HME providers in Canada.

VGM carves out new role for Clark as chief leadership officer

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02/09/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has promoted Dennis Clark, president of its Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America division, to serve as chief leadership officer. In this new role, Clark will lead the advancement of values, mission and brand for the employee-owned company.

Save the date: Essentially Women sets fall conference

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01/10/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Essentially Women has scheduled its annual education conference and trade show for Sept. 16-18 in Minneapolis. “We’re excited to bring our members and vendors to the Midwest next fall,” said Christa Miehe, president, in a press release.

In brief: Arriva Medical appeals revocation, VGM names new CFO

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12/30/2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – The parent company of Arriva Medical, a contract supplier under Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies, has filed an appeal with the administrative law judge seeking to reinstate its billing status.

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