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VGM hosts bidding forum


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Business Forum on Jan. 28 will host a daylong event with HME leaders on the competitive bidding gap period—which continues until Jan. 1, 2021—at its headquarters here.

Stakeholders meet with CMS on bid program

They expect additional info to be released in next few months

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are focusing on CMS as they seek their footing in a bumpy start to the 116th Congress.

VGM brings expertise, legitimacy to young market


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has staked a claim in the “rocking” cannabis and hemp markets with its new division botaniCo.

Electronic documentation: VGM gets to work

‘More and more companies are making the switch’ says Ronda Buhrmester

WATERLOO, Iowa – A CMS work group on electronic medical documentation could go a long way toward relieving one of the HME industry’s biggest pain points: better documentation, says the VGM Group’s Ronda Buhrmester.

Comments in hand, industry ready to roll on broader relief


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders feel they have a “fair shot” at getting broader reimbursement relief for HME providers in all non-competitive bidding areas, rather than in the limited areas proposed by CMS.

EW readies for legislation to drop

Group has already launched grassroots campaign, #MakeMeWholeAgain, with Twitter hashtag, Facebook page and website

WASHINGTON – With the end of the August recess in sight, women’s health advocates anticipate the House of Representatives and the Senate to quickly introduce a pair of bills that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms.

Billing: Prepare by self-auditing

Q. A recent OIG report discussed replacement CPAP supplies that do not comply with the Medicare guidelines. What is the correct documentation to collect?

A. Don’t take for granted the documentation requirements for refill requests. CPAP supplies fall under the non-consumable guidelines, which are more durable requiring periodic replacement.

WOY selection committee announced


WATERLOO, Iowa – Barbara Smith, the 2017 HME Woman of the Year, will serve on the this year’s HME Woman of the Year Honorary Selection Committee.

HOMES honors VGM


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has received the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England (HOMES). The award recognizes a person, company or associate member who promotes the interest of the HME industry.

Paint the ‘American health dream’


Recent consumer lifestyle changes have made active clients a focus in our industry. People are looking to be more proactive in their wellness regimes and are looking for products to help them do that.