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Reporter's notebook: Don't overlook state support

September 3, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

While all eyes are on competitive bidding and working with lawmakers in Congress, it's important not to overlook the importance of forging relationships at the state level, say providers.Provider Steve Huntington recently hosted a site visit for Republican state senator Andre Jacque and was pleasantly surprised when Jacque suggested he might be able to help with H.R. 2771, which seeks to provide relief from the bid program in rural and non-rural non-bid areas, and eliminate the budget neutrality...

Competitive Bidding, Grassroots, Steve Huntington

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Groups re-energize their marketing efforts

November 30, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - A group of HME industry advocates convened at VGM's headquarters in November for a workshop to share best practices for digital marketing and social media consumer-focused campaigns.Their goal: to use these campaigns to advance grassroots legislative efforts that benefit the industry.“For the first time, representatives from (a number of) industry groups have joined forces to better engage the communities we serve through grassroots campaigns on social media, with a unified...

Grassroots, Marketing, social media, workshop

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HME providers make their case before SBA

March 18, 2016HME News Staff

CHEYENNE, Wy. - HME providers from across Wyoming and parts of Colorado shared their stories of how Medicare policies have affected them and the beneficiaries they serve during the Small Business Administration's Regulatory Fairness Meeting here last week. The SBA's National Ombudsman, Earl Gay, is hosting such meetings throughout the U.S. The VGM Group invited local providers to the meeting to share their concerns about reimbursement cuts and extensive auditing. Staff members from the offices of...

Competitive Bidding, Grassroots, SBA, VGM

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