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Patricia Mastrandrea named HME Woman of the Year

October 22, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa — Patricia Mastandrea, CEO of MedCare Equipment Company, was named the 2020 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual event today.The award, sponsored by VGM and now in its fifth year, recognizes one woman in the industry who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community and the HME industry."It's important for all the industry leaders to work with officials to let them know how important it is to let us service those patients," said Mastandrea....

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Finalists named for HME Woman of the Year

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Carol Gilligan-Chack, Patricia Mastandrea, Tamme Dustin and Terry Racciato have been named finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.The winner will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 22 hosted by the VGM Group, which sponsors the award.“These women are determined advocates and leaders - serving our industry selflessly for years,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “They exemplify the dedication and innovation required to have a positive...

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Nominations open for HME Woman of the Year

July 15, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM has begun accepting nominations for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.Now in its fifth year, the award recognizes one woman in the industry who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community and the HME industry.“The HME Woman of the Year award provides recognition and visibility for exceptional leaders in our industry,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “Whether through advocacy work, sharing expertise...

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Wendy Russalesi, HME's relationship builder

November 1, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - In her two decades in the HME industry, HME Woman of the Year Wendy Russalesi has held a variety of positions—from consultant to accreditation surveyor to executive director of the Jersey Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers.Those roles have served her well and contributed to her effectiveness in advocating on the behalf of the industry, she says.“I believe the roles I've held have contributed to my view into the industry,” said Russalesi, chief compliance...

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In brief: Blackburn wins Woman of the Year, judges flip for Flyp

October 16, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Industry veteran Georgie Blackburn was announced as the 2018 HME Woman of the Year at Medtrade on Tuesday morning. She was selected among four finalists to win the award, which honors a woman for implementing new business processes, participating in industry advocacy, improving the lives of patients and getting involved in her community. Blackburn is vice president of government relations and legislative affairs for Pittsburgh-based Blackburn's. She has served on the board of directors...

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WOY selection committee announced

July 19, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Barbara Smith, the 2017 HME Woman of the Year, will serve on the this year's HME Woman of the Year Honorary Selection Committee. Rounding out the committee are Douglas Coleman, CEO of Rocky Mountain Medical Equipment, DBA Major Medical; Liz Beaulieu, editor of HME News; Rita Stanley, vice president of government relations at Sunrise Medical; and Andrew Morse, assistant to the president for Board and Governmental Relations at the University of Northern Iowa. VGM will review the committee's...

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Who's the top woman in HME?

June 19, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The nomination period for the 2018 HME Woman of the Year is open. Now in its third year, the award, sponsored by VGM, recognizes one woman in the industry who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community and the HME industry. Last year, 38 nominations were received, with nominations representing providers, manufacturers, association execs and other professionals. Barbara Smith, CEO of Healthline Medical Equipment, took home the award...

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In brief: Barbara Smith named Woman of the Year, Owlet Smart Sock tops retail products

October 24, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Barbara Smith, CEO of Healthline Medical Equipment in Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the 2017 HME Woman of the Year at Medtrade on Tuesday morning.Smith has worked at Healthline for 25 years and has been instrumental in the company growing from three locations, to 12 locations and 196 employees, according to a press release from VGM Group, which created the award.“This is such a huge honor and is very, very overwhelming,” she said. “There are so many women out there doing...

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Barbara Smith named Woman of the Year

October 24, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Barbara Smith, CEO of Healthline Medical Equipment in Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the 2017 HME Woman of the Year at Medtrade this morning.Smith has worked at Healthline for 25 years and has been instrumental in the company growing from three locations, to 12 locations and 196 employees, according to a press release from VGM Group, which created the award.“This is such a huge honor and is very, very overwhelming,” she said. “There are so many women out there doing great...

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In brief: OIG tells CMS to collect more overpayments, VGM announces Woman of the Year finalists

October 6, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The MACs collected only 20% of Medicare overpayments referred by ZPICs and PSCs in 2014, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.The ZPICs and PSCs referred $559 million in overpayments in 2014, but the MACs sought $482 million and collected only $96 million, according to the OIG.The ZPICs and PSCs send the highest number of referrals for Part B (60%) and DME (26%). They sent the highest dollar amount of referrals, however, for home health and hospice (43%), the OIG found.In...

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