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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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VGM announces ‘magical’ Heartland keynote

March 31, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates has announced Devin Henderson will keynote the 2022 Heartland Conference on June 13-15. Henderson, a certified speaking professional, is a magician and comedian who tried out for America’s Got Talent. Today, he is focused on teaching about the “Possibility Mindset.” “Devin’s story of resilience is one that many of our HME leaders can identify with,” said Jill Blaser, chair of the Heartland Conference. “When the going...

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VGM opens registration for Heartland Conference

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VGM opens registration for Heartland Conference

February 21, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has opened registration for its Heartland Conference, June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.   Special Early Bird pricing is available to those who register for passes prior to April 15. Passes are all-inclusive and provide access to all education, including four pre-conference sessions, as well as meals, entertainment and an exhibit hall.    “Heartland has always been about bringing people together to be part of something bigger—a community,”...

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VGM calls for presentations

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference. Organizers are looking for speakers to offer their expertise on a variety of topics, including respiratory, business leadership and people strategies, rehab, billing and reimbursement, business operations, retail, sales and marketing, home accessibility and audits. “Each year our goal is to offer better education than the year before and fill our education tracks with a robust...

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Heartland Conference: It’s a wrap

September 16, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM welcomed nearly 1,000 guests for its 20th annual Heartland Conference this week.  The conference, which is usually held in June, was moved to September to help ensure health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers took precautions like moving all social events outdoors and requiring masks indoors.  “As leaders in the health care industry, we wanted to do everything we could, taking all proper precautions, to help keep everyone safe during...

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Emmy award winner to kick off Heartland Conference

June 7, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates has announced Mark Scharenbroich as the keynote speaker for its 20th Heartland Conference, Sept. 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa. “Mark is phenomenal at creating those authentic connections our members want with their customers and co-workers,” said Sarah Conger, vice president, corporate projects, VGM Group. “His messages are a great fit for our event, as connection is at the core of everything we do at Heartland.” Scharenbroich is best known...

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Dispatches from the dining room: Who's running this show, anyhow?

July 2, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I couldn't have timed it more perfectly if I were starring in a sitcom. Just ahead of our scheduled podcast recording on Wednesday afternoon, I tucked myself away in my quiet bedroom, phone, laptop with script, and headphones at hand. Ahead of calling our special guest (in this case Apria's Bill Guidetti), Liz and I always connect on the phone to make sure everything is copacetic. And it was, until it wasn't. At that very moment, my fire alarms went off. All of them. “Ohmigodohmigodohmigod”...

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VGM makes 'tough decision' to take Heartland online

April 23, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM has shifted its Heartland Conference to a virtual event called Heartland At Home in light of the coronavirus pandemic.“Our goal first and foremost is to keep our guests, our employees and our community safe,” said Sarah Conger, VGM's vice president of events and corporate projects, and Heartland Conference chairwoman. “Heartland At Home allows VGM members to get the same great education they know from attending previous Heartland Conferences, except this year...

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VGM calls for speakers

November 5, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM Group is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference. The company is looking to fill eight education tracks with sessions on everything from business leadership and management, to retail, to sales and marketing, to technology. “For presenters, the Heartland Conference isn't short on opportunity,” said Jill Blaser, chairwoman of Heartland Education. “It's the perfect place to have one-on-one time with members and vendors,...

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