VGM creates cost calculator as part of bid fight

Friday, August 21, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has created a delivery cost calculator to help show Congress and CMS that rural areas will take a significant hit in 2016 if competitive bidding pricing is applied nationwide. VGM is asking HME providers to fill out and submit delivery cost calculator forms. The group will file the data it receives by state and send it to the appropriate members of Congress. Questions that VGM hopes to answer with the data include: Does CMS realize how much it costs to deliver medical equipment and service patients? Is it considering the cost of gas, and the wear and tear on your vehicle? How about the time it costs to send a delivery person 50-100 miles away round trip?