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Electronic documentation: VGM gets to work

‘More and more companies are making the switch’ says Ronda Buhrmester
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08/29/2018

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

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08/24/2018

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
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08/24/2018

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?
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07/30/2018

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

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07/19/2018

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

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06/13/2018

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’

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05/29/2018

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.

VGM launches weekly podcast

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04/12/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has launched Industry Matters, a weekly podcast featuring interviews with industry leaders.

CMS officials on docket for Heartland

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04/05/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – CMS officials will participate in a panel discussion at VGM’s Heartland Conference.

VGM’s Homelink marks silver anniversary

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03/21/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – Homelink is celebrating 25 years of connecting commercial insurance and workers’ compensation programs to home medical equipment and services, according to a press release.

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