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HME Woman of the Year finalists announced


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


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


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


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


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


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

VGM enlists hospital execs in fight against cuts


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.

'Full slate' of education on tap for annual event


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Under new ownership, Essentially Women’s annual Focus Conference is primed to inject fresh energy into women’s health providers.

VGM rebrands division


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has renamed its product and apparel division as part of a rebrand. VGM Apparel and Promotions, formerly VGM Corporate Specialties, originally announced the name change at the VGM Heartland Conference in June.

Bid delay efforts run out of gas

Discussions will resume after July 4th recess

WASHINGTON – With efforts to delay a second round of Medicare cuts stalled, the HME industry finds itself between a rock and a hard place, stakeholders say.