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Heartland, virtual edition, kicks off Monday


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s Heartland at Home conference kicks off Monday with a keynote from its regulatory and payer relations experts, Mark Higley, Ronda Buhrmester, Craig Douglas and John Gallagher.

Survey collects trends, patterns


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates and HME News have launched the 14th annual HME Financial Benchmarking Survey.

Stakeholders try to get ahead of Medicaid cuts


WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are laying the groundwork to push back against anticipated Medicaid cuts, as states grapple with budgetary pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

VGM makes ‘tough decision’ to take Heartland online


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has shifted its Heartland Conference to a virtual event called Heartland At Home in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Providers asked to do the right thing


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders, including AAHomecare and VGM, are urging providers to use their best judgment when applying new guidance from CMS.

VGM addresses impact of coronavirus pandemic


WATERLOO, Iowa – The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has led the VGM Group to eliminate 68 full-time employees. The adjustments impacted all of VGM’s 12 locations nationwide and each division of the employee owned company.

Package provides relief to HME industry ‘on the front lines’


WASHINGTON – A stimulus package passed by Congress this afternoon will provide a financial boost to HME providers caring for patients during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Industry on coronavirus: We need to assess capacity


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and VGM have launched a survey to assess the quantities of patient-ready respiratory equipment that can be used for COVID-19 in the United States.

Coronavirus: VGM requests support, hosts webcast


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has sent letters to top government officials and lawmakers, asking them to take a number of steps to improve coronavirus efforts related to HME.

In brief: CareCentrix modifies CPAP policy, Numotion partners with Paralympian


WASHINGTON – CareCentrix has told AAHomecare it plans to modify its new co-pay collections policy for PAP patients with balances of more than 180 days.

According to AAHomecare, CareCentrix plans to modify the policy as follows: