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In brief: Lawmakers ask GAO to step in, Blum sends letter

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06/29/2012

WASHINGTON – A group of high-ranking lawmakers last week asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine whether audit contractors are working efficiently.

In brief: Stakeholders organize, OIG investigates

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06/22/2012

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders last week submitted comments to CMS outlining concerns with a recent wave of claims against surety bonds—some triggered by overpayments as low as $16. The stakeholder, which include the Wayne van Halem Group, U.S.

Heard at VGM: 'The future looks good. It's just different.'

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06/08/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – When The VGM Group says it helped HME providers get ready for the future at its Heartland Conference last week, it meant not only professionally but also personally.

In brief: FBI agents raid HME offices, CRE releases bidding analysis

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05/11/2012

In brief: FBI agents raid HME offices, CRE releases bidding analysis

In brief: CMS finalizes NPI policy, Drive builds web stores

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04/27/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS last week published a final rule in the Federal Register that requires all HME providers to include their National Provider Identifier (NPI) on 1.) all applications to enroll in Medicare and Medicaid programs and 2.) all claims for payment submitted under

In brief

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04/24/2012

VGM taps radio personality

Exhibitor highlights: VGM booth celebrates 25 years

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09/25/2011

BOOTH 1645 - Decked out in their traditional red, white and blue, Waterloo, Iowa-based The VGM Group will be reflecting on a quarter-century of serving the HME industry at Booth 1645 during Medtrade 2011.

From the Heartland to home

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06/23/2011

WATERLOO, Iowa A 700-square-foot home that features the latest in accessibility upgrades and was displayed at VGM's Heartland Conference in June has become home to industry advocate Angie Plager.

Briefs: Pride announces stops for new tour

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03/24/2011

Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab announced in February the stops for its new educational tour. The 2011 Professional Education Partnership will stop in 24 cities beginning in Orlando in March and ending in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in October. The tour features courses like "Mobility Product Troubleshooting and Repair."

Five ways you should be using the Internet

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03/24/2011

It's human nature to keep doing what we've always done. But this human nature is allowing entire industries to be flipped on their head and ruled by new methods. Internet technology is changing every industry and it's already knocking on the HME door. Prepare. Quickly. All the statistics tell us that the web is an enabler of a seismic change in the way consumers assess and access health care.

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