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Heartland Conference: How to ‘outperform stress,’ why MA plans are here to stay, what makes resupply promising

June 14, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM kicked off its 2023 Heartland Conference on Tuesday with a keynote session from Adam Markel on “change proof resilience,” an apt topic for HME provider attendees navigating the fast-paced health care environment.  Markel, who is a former lawyer turned researcher, speaker and author of a number of books, including Change Proof, said resilience, contrary to what we think, is not about Rocky-like endurance.  “That’s the grit model,”...

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VGM opens registration for Heartland 

February 21, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has opened registration for its 22nd Heartland Conference scheduled for June 12-14 in Waterloo, Iowa, with special pricing until April 14. “Heartland is more than a premier educational conference,” said Jeremy Stolz, president of VGM & Associates and VGM Fulfillment. “It also provides unique opportunities to make important connections with key experts and colleagues in the industry. Heartland is truly the best place to be part of something bigger....

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In brief: Pharmacy deserts, new CEO at National HME, OM donation

October 28, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association and the University of Southern California are collaborating on a new interactive mapping tool that could promote health equity by identifying pharmacy shortage areas in the United States. The tool can also help policymakers see the consequences of pharmacy benefit manager practices that are believed to contribute to pharmacy access issues. The tool shows nearly one in four neighborhoods nationwide are pharmacy shortage areas....

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VGM seeks speakers for Heartland Conference 

October 26, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference. The conference committee is looking for speakers to offer their knowledge on a variety of topics related to the HME industry, including billing and reimbursement, business operations and leadership strategies. “The call for speakers for Heartland Conference 2023 is now open, and we could not be more excited,” said Kayla Mahler, Heartland education chair. “Our education...

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Changing workforce requires leadership shift

August 2, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Successful business leaders have always been tasked with driving results, but these days, it’s also important to remember, “We’re all in the people business,” says Christa Miehe.  “We can’t accomplish (goals) by ourselves, though we try,” Miehe, president of Moxie, a division of the VGM Group, said during a session at the Heartland Conference in June called “Leadership Lessons: Real Advice from Real Women Leaders.”...

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The better-late-than-ever Heartland blog: Cow kisses and a moment of zen

June 24, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I’m having one of those weeks where I feel like I started in last place and just can’t catch up.  And that was before SCOTUS sent us back 50 years in time.  I was out of the office last week attending VGM’s Heartland Conference, an event I enjoy and usually enjoy blogging about from the actual heartland. Got behind on that, too. But, while it’s tempting to just move forward, I didn’t want to forge ahead without sharing a few quick highlights of...

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Heartland Conference delivers business expertise, ‘good time’

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Heartland Conference delivers business expertise, ‘good time’

June 17, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – The need for HME providers to turn off the fee-for-service mindset was a key theme among speakers at this year’s VGM Heartland Conference.  “It’s no longer about fee-for-service; it’s about getting paid for improving costs and outcomes,” said Zach Gantt, CEO of Encore Healthcare during one of several sessions dedicated to value-based care. “How do we manage the entire patient? If we don’t coordinate and manage care for these...

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Online registration for Heartland closes soon

June 1, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Online registration for VGM’s 21st anniversary Heartland Conference will close June 6. Guests will still be able to register on-site, however, for the in-person educational event. “Heartland has something for every home medical equipment professional,” said Jill Blaser, conference chair and design and development manager of VGM Education. “There’s going to be so much to learn, see and experience. We can’t wait to welcome our members and show...

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‘There’s something special that happens at Heartland’

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There's something special that happens at Heartland™

April 29, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Come to this year’s VGM Heartland Conference for the education, stay for that “whole Iowa experience,” says Jill Blaser.  This year’s event – totally in-person – takes place June 13-15 at the newly renovated Waterloo Convention Center at Sullivan Brothers Plaza in downtown Waterloo.  “We’re excited about getting the community back together – there’s something special that happens at Heartland,”...

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Heartland Conference features enhanced education, ‘surprises’

April 14, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s 21st Heartland Conference will feature an enhanced educational schedule. This year’s in-person conference, which takes place June 13-15, will feature a series of three-hour educational workshops during the pre-conference, additional expert-guided courses in data analysis and, for early risers, a new Morning Buzz event with experts in complex rehab technology. “Beyond our jam-packed agenda, attendees are usually delighted by a few surprises, as well,”...

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