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John Gallagher

Trump, man of mystery

Stakeholders latch on to president-elect’s stances on small government
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11/11/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are looking ahead at what a Trump presidency could mean for HME.

John Gallagher makes Hall of Fame

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10/06/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group’s John Gallagher has been inducted into the University of Northern Iowa’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Hall of Fame. The first ROTC cadet at UNI back in 1980, Gallagher was also the first UNI ROTC alum inducted into the U.S.

Bid delay efforts run out of gas

Discussions will resume after July 4th recess
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06/24/2016

WASHINGTON – With efforts to delay a second round of Medicare cuts stalled, the HME industry finds itself between a rock and a hard place, stakeholders say.

Stakeholders challenge OIG

‘We hope they will actually look at what is actually happening to utilization’
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01/16/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says it will use Medicare claims data to review the impact of competitive bidding on beneficiary access to DME, but industry stakeholders don’t want the agency to stop there.

CMS finalizes rule on bidding, bundling

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11/07/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS plans to move forward with its plans to implement competitive bid pricing nationwide, despite widespread opposition from the HME industry.

Bid, audit bills near prime time

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06/13/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders expect Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., to lead a group of lawmakers in introducing a bill this week that would require HME providers to obtain bid bonds as part of the competitive bidding program.

Audits top issues at conference

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04/25/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare officials are working to get an audit reform bill introduced in the House of Representatives in time to take it to Capitol Hill during the annual Legislative Conference May 6-8.

Reports offer little substance for HME industry

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Round 1 rebid of competitive bidding “parroted” CMS, say industry stakeholders.

In shock: CMS seeks to not only spread bid rates but also bundle payments

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02/28/2014

WASHINGTON – Last week’s proposal to expand competitive bidding nationwide was likely a rude awakening for HME providers who have been sitting on the sidelines thinking that the program wouldn’t directly affect them, say stakeholders.

A call to take on audits

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02/21/2014

Times are trying for our industry, but it’s during these times that leaders rise to the top. In the past years, as we’ve taken on the competitive bidding issue together, I’ve seen our providers transform into leaders, writers, organizers and advocates.

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