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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.

Memo could be catalyst in audit battle


WASHINGTON – A recent memo from the chief administrative law judge (ALJ) makes it clear that the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) is in over its head.

In brief: CMS reports glitch, OIG reports overpayments


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS.

VGM raises $12,000 for stolen wheelchairs


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group dressed down to help the Iowa Chairiots get back on the court. During the week of Dec. 30, employees could pay $10 to dress casually to raise money to replace the team’s stolen wheelchairs.