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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.

'Full slate' of education on tap for annual event

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08/19/2016

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

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07/27/2016

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
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06/24/2016

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.

Heartland ushers in new era, providers in tow

‘After three days…(attendees) said they felt optimistic’
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06/17/2016

WATERLOO, Iowa – Igniting ideas and cultivating connections was the ever-positive theme at last week’s Heartland Conference, now in its 15th year.

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