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VGM raises $12,000 for stolen wheelchairs

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01/15/2014

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.

In brief: CMS puts finger on fraud, DME MACs remind docs about PECOS

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12/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Industry watchers expect CMS to select a contractor early next year to administer a new fingerprinting provision aimed at curbing fraud and abuse.

VGM launches survey of referral sources

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12/20/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is conducting a survey of referral sources to document discharge problems related to competitive bidding.

People news: AAHomecare, VGM

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11/20/2013

Ashley Jackson has been promoted to government affairs associate at AAHomecare.

CMS to brief congressional staff on bid program

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11/14/2013

WASHINGTON – A meeting with CMS and congressional staff on DME competitive bidding, originally cancelled due to the government shutdown, is being rescheduled in the coming weeks, industry stakeholders say.

Manufacturers ‘buy-in’ to retail

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10/11/2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 20 manufacturers submitted products for the inaugural Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade, a sign that providers aren’t the only ones who see promise in retail, organizers say.

These are the 'glory days of demand' for HME

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10/11/2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – There are HME products that people need—they just don’t know it yet.

In brief: Phone calls improve compliance, provider runs for statehouse

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09/27/2013

BARCELONA, Spain – CPAP patients who received follow-up phone calls were 10% more compliant, according to a French study.

Clock ticks on re-compete, investigation kicks off

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09/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Now that fall has officially begun, the HME industry’s collective eye has once again turned to the timeline for the Round 1 re-compete.

VGM offers labor guide at discount

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09/17/2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – Members of The VGM Group and U.S. Rehab can now pick up consultant Richard Fuller’s labor guide at a lower rate, the companies announced Sept. 17.

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