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Audits put providers out of business

Friday, July 18, 2014
Van Miller
CEO and founder, The VGM Group

Editor’s note: The following is a letter to the editor from Van Miller that appeared in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier in July.

Industry testimony ‘moves’ SBA


WASHINGTON – It wasn’t the HME industry’s first time testifying before the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) about overreaching regulatory burdens, but last week, something was different, stakeholders say.

Wheelchair team gets replacement chairs


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – It’s a happy ending for the wheelchair basketball team Iowa Chairiots. On June 14, the team received 20 new wheelchairs to replace wheelchairs that were stolen back in December.

VGM to host congressional staffers at annual event


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group and People for Quality Care will host a town hall forum for congressional staffers during the Heartland Conference in June.

Audits top issues at conference


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare officials are working to get an audit reform bill introduced in the House of Representatives in time to take it to Capitol Hill during the annual Legislative Conference May 6-8.

Survey says: Providers criticize bidding, bundling


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group didn’t just submit its own comments to CMS last week on expanding the competitive bidding program nationwide. It also submitted the results of a survey completed by more than 850 members.

VGM gathers bidding comments


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has received 280 replies so far for its online competitive bidding survey, and it doesn’t want to stop there. 

In brief: GAO rejects protest, Hoveround lays off 20


NEW YORK – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied Rotech’s protest that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) unreasonably ignored recent, relevant information when it decided Rotech wasn’t financially fit to win contracts to supply veterans with home oxygen equipment, Law360 reports.

Registration extended for audit forum


WASHINGTON – The VGM Group is urging providers to attend the Feb. 12 Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals’ Medicare Appellants Forum and has reserved a block of hotel rooms for attendees at the Embassy Suites in Crystal City.

Audits: Stakeholders strike while iron is hot


WASHINGTON – Expect the outcry over audits to heat up in the coming weeks, say HME industry stakeholders.