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VGM calls for Heartland speakers

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11/02/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM is now accepting proposals for its 17th annual Heartland Conference, slated for June 19-21.

Patient Data; Generate new revenue streams

Q. How can I market to existing patients?
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10/20/2017

A. HME providers work with hundreds of thousands of patients every year, helping to better manage illness, and for seniors, provide the ability to age comfortably at home.

Cybersecurity: Is your business at risk?

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10/20/2017

While data breaches at large businesses such as Equifax, Target, Anthem, Yahoo and major health systems often make the headlines, the majority of data breaches affect small businesses.

Provider Gary Sheehan named Homecare Champion

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10/12/2017

ATLANTA – HME Provider Gary Sheehan has been named the 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion, AAHomecare announced this week.

Urgency peaks for bid relief

In play: interim final rule, access survey, legislation
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09/29/2017

WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter that quickly collected 104 signatures last week buoyed spirits, but there’s still no clear indication of when the industry will see the release of an interim final rule related to the competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders wage protracted battle with other payers

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09/29/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A recent decision by the Washington, D.C., Medicaid program to raise reimbursement for competitive bid items was a win, but stakeholders say it’s a constant battle to keep payers from lowering payments in the first place.

Patient Data: Tap into this resource

Q. What does the law say about using patient data in your marketing efforts?
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09/22/2017

A. The HME community has faced many challenges over the past few years, from competitive bidding to bundled payment initiatives and audit programs. Providers are left assessing all available options to generate more business and find new revenue streams.

VGM group connects younger workforce

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08/28/2017

Millennials in the office are a hot topic these days, with older generations often bemoaning them for certain stereotypes.

Q&A: VGM’s Buhrmester & Fedor

‘There can be a lot of gray areas, so you need all the information you can get’
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08/28/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Just when HME providers think they have control over documentation and billing, Medicare throws them a curve ball.

Round 2019 remains a mystery

‘That it’s taking this long for them to make another announcement means there are changes being made’
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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – HME providers shouldn’t be worried that they’re closing in on one year before the launch of Round 2019 of competitive bidding and they don’t have any details on how CMS plans to proceed, stakeholders say.

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