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In brief: CMS posts FAQ on prior auths, Lincare must pay penalty


WASHINGTON – CMS has published an FAQ for the prior authorization p

Stakeholders seek rate freeze, delay


WASHINGTON – With only the first of two planned cuts in effect, industry stakeholders say a freeze of current rates in regional and rural areas is their best bet.

VGM, Essentially Women join forces

It’s a win-win for the two organizations, says new President Christa Miehe

WATERLOO, Iowa – A group of providers who specialize in women’s health products and services is right up The VGM Group’s alley, says Christa Miehe.

In brief: CMS gives update on prior auths, VGM expands


WASHINGTON – HME providers can breath a little easier when it comes to CMS’s proposed time frame for responding to prior authorization requests, says AAHomecare.

New leaders on the way at VGM Group

'We have a well-qualified and experienced group of executives here at VGM and things are moving forward'

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group plans to name a new CEO early this year, says interim CEO Jim Walsh.

VGM acquires women’s group


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has acquired Essentially Women, it announced Dec. 31.

It’s the 11th hour for bid bills

‘This is (the industry’s) Alamo,’ says VGM’s John Gallagher

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders hit the ground running last week with the introduction of a second bill that would lessen the impact of competitive bidding.

In brief: CMS releases new new fee schedule, study assesses impact on rural areas


WASHINGTON – After finding several errors in its revised 2016 DMEPOS fee schedule, CMS last week posted an

Industry remembers Miller


WATERLOO, Iowa – A saddened HME industry flocked to a memorial website for Van Miller last week to share fond memories and exchange stories about VGM Group’s steadfast leader, and to thank him for all his work.

VGM nabs top spot for workplaces


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has been named the No. 1 large workplace in Iowa by the Des Moines Register. The ranking is based on scientific surveys of employees conducted by Workplace Dynamics.