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Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’
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09/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

VGM’s Ball wins O&P award

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09/20/2017

LAS VEGAS – VGM Group’s Ryan Ball received the Sam E. Hamontree Business Education Award at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s World Congress earlier this month.

Delivery system in jeopardy, new white paper shows

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08/15/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, a division of the VGM Group, has released a white paper analyzing the current state of the DME industry.

Last call for HME Woman of the Year nominations

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08/09/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – The nomination period for the HME Woman of the Year award closes Monday, Aug. 14.

Stakeholders grease wheels for possible action in September

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07/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have legislative language being vetted that would freeze payment rates at the Jan. 1, 2016, amounts, and fix the so-called “double-dip” for oxygen payments.

Circadiance joins VGM’s network

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07/05/2017

PITTSBURGH – Circadiance has joined VGM’s network of vendors, increasing the company’s access to more than 5,000 independent HME providers.

VGM kicks off nominations for HME Woman of the Year

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06/16/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM is now accepting nominations for the 2017 HME Woman of the Year Award. The announcement was made during the “Women and Wine” event at VGM’s Heartland Conference last week.

Industry issues last call to action for sign-on letter

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06/08/2017

WASHINGTON – Eighty-four members of Congress and counting have signed a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

VGM’s longtime COO retires

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06/07/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Jim Phillips, president and COO of the VGM Group, has retired, VGM announced June 1. Phillips has spent 25 years at the company, the last nine as COO. He was appointed president in January of 2016.

Draining the swamp at CMS won’t happen overnight

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
John Gallagher
vice president of VGM Government Relations

What are the most important things needed to break a nut loose from a rusty bolt? Some WD-40, a few good tools, and an abundance of elbow grease.

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