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Stakeholders prepare for bid-relief bill to drop

They’re sharing draft language, circulating position papers

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the task of shoring up support in anticipation of a bill that would provide some relief from the competitive bid program.

VGM tops best workplaces


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has been named Iowa’s Top Workplace for large employers, the member association announced Sept. 25. “This is a great honor for our company to be ranked as the Top Workplace in Iowa,” said CEO Mike Mallaro.

For home access, train yourself to add-on


One of the biggest missed opportunities we see in our industry is the lack of incremental (or add-on) sales.

Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

In brief: Tricare will make payment adjustments; Hospital HME, DASCO form partnership


WASHINGTON – Tricare, the healthcare program for uniformed services members and their families, will also adjust payments from June through December 2016 per a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, according to AAHomecare.

HME Woman of the Year committee named


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has announced the five members of its 2017 HME Woman of the Year Honorary Selection Committee. They are Dr.

AAHomecare, VGM want your data


The next submission round for AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key opens July 17. Even if you haven't previously participated or have skipped rounds, you can still take part in this round, says the association.

The year of the woman

Davin, Cross sweep awards at Medtrade

ATLANTA – Two women took home prestigious awards at Medtrade this year.

VGM offers playbooks


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has made available a 26-page playbook with ideas and strategies to grow and adapt in this new age of HME.

Medtrade preview: Embrace robust online and social media presence

By John Andrews, Contributing Editor

ATLANTA – As the HME industry shifts from being primarily government contractors to private sector business establishments, HME companies need to use every tool necessary to reach consumers.