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Heartland Conference delivers business expertise, ‘good time’


Heartland Conference delivers business expertise, ‘good time’

June 17, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – The need for HME providers to turn off the fee-for-service mindset was a key theme among speakers at this year’s VGM Heartland Conference.  “It’s no longer about fee-for-service; it’s about getting paid for improving costs and outcomes,” said Zach Gantt, CEO of Encore Healthcare during one of several sessions dedicated to value-based care. “How do we manage the entire patient? If we don’t coordinate and manage care for these...

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The Heartland Conference, Day 1, in pictures

June 7, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

So after a two-hour car ride (Portland, Maine, to Boston), a two and a half hour plane ride (from Boston to Chicago), a 45-minute plane ride (Chicago to Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and an hour car ride (from Cedar Rapids to Waterloo), Rick Rector, Jo-Ellen Reed and I finally arrived at The Heartland Conference at about 5 p.m. today. Tonight's activity: a hog roast. Despite overcast skies and a sprinkle or two, the crowd was thick (VGM officials say attendance at this year's conference is up 20 percent)....

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