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Legislative update: One letter down, one more to go

June 16, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - Fresh on the heels of a successful letter in the House of Representatives seeking competitive bidding relief, industry stakeholders say they now have their sights on a Senate version.“We hope to have Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D, come up with a letter in the next couple of weeks,” John Gallagher, vice president of government relations for The VGM Group, told attendees at the Heartland Conference last week. “(These letters) give HHS Secretary...

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Risky business: Heartland attendees highlight education, networking

June 16, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - On the battlefield that is Medicare, HME providers can either retreat or fight back—either way there is risk, keynote Kevin Lacz told Heartland Conference attendees Tuesday morning.“There are risks you take everywhere you go,” Lacz, a former Navy Seal and best-selling author, who co-starred in the movie, American Sniper. “The reward is on the other side. You need to learn to read and react, and always reassess.”The 16th Annual VGM Heartland Conference,...

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Don't let the folksy veneer fool you, Heartland means business

June 15, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

James Rogers is not just here for the party. Oh yeah, he likes the parties: the hog roast, Fiesta in the Heartland. “You've got to go, it's lots of fun,” he tried to convince me (I do not like parties. There, I said it). He's also here for the education and to meet with fellow providers—and not just during the traditional networking stuff. He followed one such fellow provider out of the Washington Legislative Update Tuesday afternoon. During the session, she had expressed frustration...

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