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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...

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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,”...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Register now for Heartland at Home

May 7, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Registration is open for VGM”s virtual Heartland at Home Conference. The event takes place June 15 through July 10 and will feature five tracks covering billing and reimbursement, business operations and leadership, respiratory, rehab and accessibility. One day each week will feature a session from the five tracks. Speical sessions include a keynote address, “HME in the Post-Pandemic Era: Analysis & Commentary,” from Mark Higley, VGM's vice president of regulatory...

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In brief: Rowheels 'redefines' distribution channel, Heartland registration opens

February 28, 2020HME News Staff

MADISON, Wis. - Rowheels has launched RehabPulse.com, an online marketplace for rehab equipment from the top manufacturers and brands.To start, the site will initially offer manual and power wheelchairs, ramps, braces and compression, and aids to daily living. It will eventually expand to include other products, as well as service and repairs.“We want RehabPulse.com to become the leading global technology platform to meet the complex demands of people with mobility challenges,”...

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