VGM helps providers position themselves as ‘solution’

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group, at Medtrade next week, will launch the Outcomes Plus Wellness Network, a program designed to put HME providers on solid footing in a world of ACOs and other healthcare reform initiatives.

Network offerings include outcomes monitoring, disease management guides, telehealth and disease management, home monitoring devices and compliance management, according to a press release.

“To develop the strategic partnerships they covet, HME providers must bring value to these organizations by helping them improve patient outcomes and compliance, and reduce readmission rates and lengths of stay,” stated Alan Morris, director of the network, in the release. “These are the tools that will you to position yourself as the solution.”

Starting this month, as part of healthcare reform, hospitals with high readmission rates for certain patients will be penalized.