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In brief: Pharmacy deserts, new CEO at National HME, OM donation

October 28, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association and the University of Southern California are collaborating on a new interactive mapping tool that could promote health equity by identifying pharmacy shortage areas in the United States. The tool can also help policymakers see the consequences of pharmacy benefit manager practices that are believed to contribute to pharmacy access issues. The tool shows nearly one in four neighborhoods nationwide are pharmacy shortage areas....

Broda Seating, Home Medical Equipment, National HME, NCPA, RestorixHealth, VGM Heartland


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Changing workforce requires leadership shift

August 2, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Successful business leaders have always been tasked with driving results, but these days, it’s also important to remember, “We’re all in the people business,” says Christa Miehe.  “We can’t accomplish (goals) by ourselves, though we try,” Miehe, president of Moxie, a division of the VGM Group, said during a session at the Heartland Conference in June called “Leadership Lessons: Real Advice from Real Women Leaders.”...

Christa Miehe, Employee Satisfaction, Katie Stevens, VGM Heartland


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Online registration for Heartland closes soon

June 1, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Online registration for VGM’s 21st anniversary Heartland Conference will close June 6. Guests will still be able to register on-site, however, for the in-person educational event. “Heartland has something for every home medical equipment professional,” said Jill Blaser, conference chair and design and development manager of VGM Education. “There’s going to be so much to learn, see and experience. We can’t wait to welcome our members and show...

Home Medical Equipment, VGM Heartland


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Heartland Conference features enhanced education, ‘surprises’

April 14, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s 21st Heartland Conference will feature an enhanced educational schedule. This year’s in-person conference, which takes place June 13-15, will feature a series of three-hour educational workshops during the pre-conference, additional expert-guided courses in data analysis and, for early risers, a new Morning Buzz event with experts in complex rehab technology. “Beyond our jam-packed agenda, attendees are usually delighted by a few surprises, as well,”...

Home Medical Equipment, VGM Heartland


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In brief: Inogen revenues, UnitedHealth merger, Heartland registration

February 25, 2022HME News Staff

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen reported revenue of $76.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, an increase of 3.3% over the same period in 2020, driven by a 23.3% in domestic direct-to-consumer sales to $33 million.  Domestic business-to-business sales in the fourth quarter of 2021 decreased 57.6% to $10.3 million compared to $24.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, primarily due to the supply chain constraints that limited product availability in this channel.  Rental revenue...

AZ Mediquip, Inogen, Insulet, Sunrise Medical, UnitedHealth, VGM Heartland


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In brief: Heartland wraps up, Medtrade East masks up

September 17, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM welcomed nearly 1,000 guests for its 20th annual Heartland Conference last week.  The conference, which is usually held in June, was moved to September to help ensure health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers took precautions like moving all social events outdoors and requiring masks indoors.  “As leaders in the health care industry, we wanted to do everything we could, taking all proper precautions, to help keep everyone safe during...

aahomecare, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade East, NCPA, NHIA, Rotech, VGM Heartland


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Welcome back to the Heartland 

July 30, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Heartland Conference is back in person on Sept. 13-15 and will include many of the trappings its attendees have come to love – the welcome bag that includes cookies, the hog roast, the fireworks, the golf tournament.  “Everyone at VGM is so excited to welcome our members, vendors and industry experts to our hometown to experience our conference live and in person this year,” said Sarah Conger, vice president of events and corporate projects....

Home Medical Equipment, VGM Heartland


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In brief: Medline investment, SoClean award, MAC reviews

June 11, 2021HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline Industries has entered into an agreement to receive a majority investment from a group of private equity firms, including Blackstone, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, worth a reported $30-plus billion.  Medline, which generated revenues of $17.5 billion in 2020, will use the new resources from the partnership to expand its product offerings, accelerate international expansion and continue to make new infrastructure investments to strengthen its global...

Apria, Inogen, NCART, Option Care Health, Permobil Foundation, Rehab Medical, SoClean, VGM Heartland


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In brief: Telemedicine and sleep, Medtrade West registration, Heartland lineup

April 8, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper. While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit. “Delivering care during the pandemic has proven to providers and insurers...

Medtrade, NCPA, NHIA, Numotion, Pride Mobility Products, VGM Heartland


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VGM moves Heartland Conference to September

March 4, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s annual Heartland Conference will take place Sept 13-15, instead of June 14-16. The company says the conference will return to its normal summer schedule next year. “We have a responsibility to keep everyone safe, while they learn and network with their peers from around the country,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “By shifting to the fall, attendees will have more time to take the precautions they need to join us in person....

The Heartland Conference, VGM Heartland


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