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U.S. Rehab leverages outcomes tool to snag big contract

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01/13/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab has secured a Humana contract for its members for complex rehab and mobility products and services at higher reimbursement rates.

VGM seeks Heartland speakers

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12/15/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is now accepting speaker proposals for the 16th annual Heartland Conference, slated for June 12-15.

Bid relief ‘in the mix’

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11/18/2016

WASHINGTON – Amid the chaos in Washington, D.C., industry stakeholders have been crisscrossing the Hill to ensure relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

HME Woman of the Year finalists announced

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10/12/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has named the four finalists for the inaugural HME Woman of the Year Award. They are: Rose Schafhauser, owner of Association Management, who serves as executive director for MAMES, AZMESA and WAMES; Dr.

In brief: Bill seeks to change LCD process, Apria provides notice of security breach

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10/07/2016

WASHINGTON – Two senators recently introduced a bill that seeks to improve the transparency and accountability of the local coverage determination (LCD) process performed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).

VGM fights back with data

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09/23/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – Results from The VGM Group’s “Supplier Impact Survey” debunk CMS’s claims that its competitive bidding program hasn’t affected access to home medical equipment.

VGM runs up to Woman of the Year award

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09/21/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has announced the members of its HME Woman of the Year Honorary Selection Committee.

VGM quantifies impact of bid program

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09/21/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – Ninety-one percent of respondents to The VGM Group’s “Supplier Impact Survey” strongly agree that the national rollout of competitive bidding has had a negative impact on their business.

Short takes: Stealth Products, VGM, state associations

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09/08/2016

Stealth Products has redesigned its website to feature helpful resources, product specifications and technical data.

VGM enlists hospital execs in fight against cuts

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09/07/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has drafted a letter for hospital executives to use to fight back against sweeping Medicare reimbursement cuts. With many HME providers unable to accept Medicare at the new payment rates that were phased in on Jan.

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