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In brief: AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts, KCI fights back


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.

Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.

Branding: Spread the gospel

Q. Who are brand evangelists and how do I get them?

A. Brand evangelists are your business’s greatest fans. They not only purchase your products and services, but spread your message throughout their circles of influence.

PFQC recruits for cause


WASHINGTON – People for Quality Care is recruiting patients for the COPD Foundation’s new COPD Patient-Powered Research Network. The network’s purpose is to give COPD patients a place to share how the disease has impacted their lives and to support each other.

PFQC launches ‘Faces Behind the Red Tape’


WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care has launched a new online series called “Faces Behind the Red Tape” to document the impact of audits on Medicare beneficiaries.

Have questions? PFQC will get them answered


WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care (PFQC), an advocacy group and division of The VGM Group, has launched a Q&A series to address questions about home care and HME.

In brief: Contractors clarify delivery policy, PFQC launches interactive map


WASHINGTON – The DME MACs have issued clarifying guidance on written order prior to delivery (WOPD) document corrections and proof of delivery (PO

People for Quality Care launches interactive map


WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care has launched an interactive map with data on Medicare patient complaints across the United States. Features of the map include the latest number of patient complaints (updated daily), the ability to filter complaints by medical equipment type and state, and an online form for visitors to add complaints.

People for Quality Care launches ‘Dear Medicare’ website


WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care (P4QC) has launched “Dear Medicare,” a website that features the stories of seniors and people with disabilities who are being negatively impacted by healthcare policies.

PFQC: Is the GAO saying patients are lying?


WASHINGTON – Consumer advocates question the conclusions of a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that stated Round 1 of the competitive bidding program “did not appear to have adversely affected beneficiary access.”

Pictures don’t lie, says PFQC

Video begs the question: ‘Why would this person not qualify for a wheelchair?’

WATERLOO, Iowa – Competitive bidding will always be a main focus, but People for Quality Care (PFQC) has turned its attention to the equally destructive audits in 2014.