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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:

VGM announces Heartland keynote speaker


WATERLOO, Iowa – Mark Scharenbroich will keynote VGM’s 2020 Heartland Conference, which takes place here June 15-17.

Risk management: Review your contracts


Q. What should I consider before signing a lengthy contract with a referral source?

VGM hosts bid eval webcast


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group’s Mark Higley and Ronda Buhrmester are hosting a webcast on Dec. 11 on the preliminary bid evaluation (PBE) notices that providers received Dec. 3.

VGM Government Relations streamlines communications plan


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Government Relations has updated its communications plan to streamline the way it provides information to its members. The group has updated its blog and made it the primary source for the most up-to-date news.

VGM to providers: Tell your story in RFI


WASHINGTON – A task force of the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives has published a request for information on “priority topics that affect health status and outcomes,” VGM reports.

Risk management: Make it a pop quiz

Adam Miller

Q. What should I consider before bringing on a new vendor or product?

A. Whether your operation has a history of successful vendor partnerships, or you’ve just started expanding your product line, bringing in a new partner is an opportunity to grow your business.

VGM calls for speakers


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference.