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VGM's Mike Mallaro on how to get to the other side

July 10, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - The COVID-19 pandemic has broken the mold for how the HME industry has always done business, but that can create opportunity—if providers are open to it, says VGM CEO Mike Mallaro.“The way we do business, the speed at which we do things, the way patients experience us—all these things have been disrupted in one way or another,” said Mallaro during the closing session of VGM's Heartland at Home Conference on Thursday. “Step back, look beyond current reality,...

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VGM tops best workplaces

September 28, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM Group has been named Iowa's Top Workplace for large employers, the member association announced Sept. 25. “This is a great honor for our company to be ranked as the Top Workplace in Iowa,” said CEO Mike Mallaro. “VGM is a family and being an extraordinary place to work is one of our important aspirations. Our unique culture helps our people serve customers with tremendous dedication and commitment.”  Approximately 300 businesses participated in the...

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Heartland ushers in new era, providers in tow

June 17, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - Igniting ideas and cultivating connections was the ever-positive theme at last week's Heartland Conference, now in its 15th year.“The energy level was high, and there was great engagement and thought-provoking conversations from vendors and members,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “During one of the final sessions, on the last day, we asked attendees to give one word about how they felt after three days of networking and education, and they said...

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Opportunity knocks for HME

March 21, 2016Guest Commentary

HME suppliers, large and small, are consolidating at a rapid pace. Case in point, German company Linde's (Lincare) pending acquisition of American HomePatient. Expect to see more large deals happening in 2016. It's clear that many investors believe this is a great time to accumulate assets and patients, and I agree. These acquisitions, especially the big ones, present significant threats—and opportunities—for many other HME suppliers.Let's start with the threats. Massive scale gives the...

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Right man for the job

February 19, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - Mike Mallaro knows that one of his biggest responsibilities as CEO of The VGM Group will be maintaining late founder Van Miller's legacy.“Will things change? Sure, they have to, to adjust to the marketplace,” said Mallaro, who was unanimously appointed to his new role by VGM's board of directors in February. “But it's not like all of a sudden, we have a different CEO and we're going to be a different company. Van set us on the right course and I plan to stay on...

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Mallaro takes reins at VGM

February 17, 2016HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group's board of directors has appointed a familiar face to serve as the company's CEO: Mike Mallaro.Mallaro succeeds VGM founder Van Miller, who passed away unexpectedly in October. Mallaro has been VGM's CFO for the past 15 years.“Mike has been an integral part of our overall growth as a company,” said Jim Walsh, VGM's general counsel. “He has familiarity and foresight, and we have complete confidence in his ability to lead this company down the path that...

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VGM poised for growth with new Emerging Markets division

November 26, 2014Jeff Rowe

WATERLOO, Iowa - When change is upon you, the choice is either to resist it or commit to making it work. That's one way of looking at the choice facing HME providers in the wake of, among other things, recent CMS reimbursement cuts and the resulting shifts in the marketplace.Mike Mallaro, CFO of The VGM Group, said his organization has chosen to commit to change by launching a new division, VGM Emerging Markets.“As we've grown and kept identifying new opportunities, we've tended to be short...

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Special report: HME industry forges a new identity

September 19, 2014John Andrews

YARMOUTH, Maine - In an industry that has become accustomed to incremental changes through the years, external forces are now combining to greatly accelerate the shift away from the old fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare system to a value-based payment model that places more accountability on providers.Though there are many external forces directing this metamorphosis, there are three major catalysts: consolidation, change in scope and information technology.Consolidation is resulting in strategies for...

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At Heartland, providers learn about game changers

June 13, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - Reimbursement may be shrinking, but the HME industry is standing on the cusp of explosive growth, The VGM Group's Mike Mallaro told attendees at the Heartland Conference last week.“Other industries would kill for the demand curve we are on,” said Mallaro, CFO, during his session, “HME Success: Building Your Business for the Next Five Years.” “You hear about the baby boomers and you get numb to it, but it's a massive game changer.”Heartland took...

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These are the 'glory days of demand' for HME

October 11, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

ORLANDO, Fla. - There are HME products that people need—they just don't know it yet. It's up to providers to make that connection, The VGM Group's Mike Mallaro told Medtrade attendees last week.“Before the iPod, people couldn't even imagine carrying 2,000 songs in your pocket,” said Mallaro, CFO, during his pre-conference session “The Future in HME.” “Steve Jobs said, 'It's not the customer's job to know what she wants.' That's revolutionary thinking. Let's translate...

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