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The $64 million question: What is the value of HME?

December 30, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Alan Morris is back at VGM, but now he has eight years of valuable experience at a health system under his belt.   “I learned a lot about how organizations like these operate and how they depend on and interact with providers of home-based care services,” said Morris, who was named director of research and government strategies for VGM Government Relations in October. “I also learned what makes them tick from a financial and operations perspective.”  Here’s...

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Alan Morris returns to VGM 

October 18, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Alan Morris has re-joined the VGM Government Relations team as director of research and strategy. Morris previously worked for VGM from 2007-14. “I am excited to be coming back to VGM and seeing all of the ways the VGM has adapted and changed during my time away,” Morris said. “Additionally, I am excited to be placed in a position where I will be able to bring knowledge of regulations, analytics, and consulting to help navigate the ever-changing industry.”...

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2020 vision: Leaders will thrive

December 22, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - The number of HME providers has shrunk and those left standing will have to find their niche in the changing healthcare market, said VGM's Mark Higley.There are 95,000 current PTANs and of those, 11,300 belong to HME providers, he said.“The numbers are thinning but it's not Armageddon,” said Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs, during a session Wednesday morning at Medtrade.The number will continue to shrink, despite the exploding demand for HME services. Although a...

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Special report: HME industry forges a new identity

September 19, 2014John Andrews

YARMOUTH, Maine - In an industry that has become accustomed to incremental changes through the years, external forces are now combining to greatly accelerate the shift away from the old fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare system to a value-based payment model that places more accountability on providers.Though there are many external forces directing this metamorphosis, there are three major catalysts: consolidation, change in scope and information technology.Consolidation is resulting in strategies for...

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