Stakeholders apply full-court press on bidding, audits

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group, HME providers and state association leaders held congressional meetings in four states last week to discuss their concerns with competitive bidding and audits. In Bismarck, N.D., Great Plains Rehabilitation hosted events with Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. In Meridian, Idaho, Norco and the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers organized events with Bob Ford, director of business, trade and rural development for Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho. In Portland, Ore., Norco was the host again, this time with the Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services, for a meeting with the director of business outreach for Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. In Sioux Falls, S.D., VGM’s Tom Powers had meetings with staff representing Sens. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and John Thune, R-S.D., and Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.