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Survey: Access issues aren't limited to Medicare

June 5, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The inability to get HME and supplies in a timely manner is a widespread concern for patients and caregivers, according to an informal survey conducted by People for Quality Care.Respondents to the survey, which was conducted via social media, say they have to wait upward of weeks for HME and supplies, regardless of their insurance. One in four respondents who do not have Medicare report still having difficulty getting equipment.“The impact of Medicare is far-reaching as it...

People for Quality Care, Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment (HOME) Access Act of 2019


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PFQC launches consumer newsletter

September 6, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care has launched a consumer e-newsletter. The monthly newsletter features advocacy and lifestyle articles, and opportunities to self-advocate on legislative initiatives. “The newsletter has been a great tool this summer in keeping HME priorities in top-of-mind awareness for the public and activating them on key calls to action,” said Ashley Plauché, legislative partner for People for Quality Care, a division of VGM Group, and manager of government...

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Guest Blog

New meaning to home for the holidays

December 18, 2017HME News Staff

Home for the holidays takes on many meanings this time of year. Families and friends gather from near and far to celebrate the season with loved ones. Stories shared. Songs sung. Food and festivities are all around. College students return home after working hard all semester. Babies are joyfully introduced at holiday parties. Military personnel come back for holiday leave after serving our country so well. This is a magical time of year where people unite and commemorate all that was and all that...

Home for the holidays, Kelly Turner, People for Quality Care


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How you can self-advocate with videos & People for Quality Care

October 4, 2017HME News Staff

Editor's note: Kelly and Lisa wrote this for end users. As HME providers, this is a great tool that you can use to inform your patients and customers to advocate for themselves and, in turn, your businesses. Imagine this: your HME company has closed, is no longer taking Medicare patients, is asking you to pay up front because they no longer “take assignment,” or you're having fewer product options or are waiting longer for deliveries and service. You've called Medicare and/or Medicaid...

Kelly Turner, Lisa Wells, Patient advocacy, People for Quality Care


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Clinicians speak out on bid program

May 24, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care, the advocacy arm of The VGM Group, has released a video featuring damning testimony from clinicians on Medicare's competitive bidding program. The clinicians provided the testimony at an annual conference recently hosted by Handi Medical Supply in Saint Paul, Minn. “Our goal is to empower the industry with the tools needed to continue the fight as we work together toward relief,” said Kelly Turner, executive director of PFQC. “This video...

Competitive Bidding, Kelly Turner, People for Quality Care, The VGM Group


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P4QC hosts webinar for Medicare bennies

November 29, 2016HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care will host a webinar for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers on Dec. 1 to provide them with the latest developments on competitive bidding and teach them how to get involved in the fight to protect their access to HME. “As government policies and Medicare cuts continue to limit access to HME, the need for patients to speak out is becoming increasingly important,” P4QC said. HME providers are encouraged to invite their customers to...

Consumer Advocacy, People for Quality Care, Webinar


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In brief: AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts, KCI fights back

May 27, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.Per the merger, AAHomecare's Save My Medical Supplies and VGM's People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.“This coordinated, collaborative effort builds upon our past successes, while streamlining advocacy efforts to maximize impact,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare.The groups aim to use their collective influence and resources to...

aahomecare, KCI negative pressure wound therapy, People for Quality Care, Save My Medical Supplies, The VGM Group, WOPD requirement


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Branding: Spread the gospel

November 25, 2015Lalaina Rabary

A. Brand evangelists are your business's greatest fans. They not only purchase your products and services, but spread your message throughout their circles of influence. They log onto Facebook and Twitter to gush about positive experiences they had at your store, share photos of your products on Instagram and submit 5-star ratings on Google and Yelp.Brand evangelists believe in what you do, value what you stand for and can propel you to a new level of success. Additionally, brand evangelists can...

Branding, Lalaina Rabary, People for Quality Care


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PFQC recruits for cause

May 28, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - People for Quality Care is recruiting patients for the COPD Foundation's new COPD Patient-Powered Research Network. The network's purpose is to give COPD patients a place to share how the disease has impacted their lives and to support each other. Information from the network, which is stored in a secure database, will be used for research purposes and to better understand the disease. “As someone living with COPD, I consider the COPD PPRN a huge step forward in terms of the level...

COPD, COPD Foundation, People for Quality Care


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PFQC launches 'Faces Behind the Red Tape'

May 19, 2015HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care has launched a new online series called “Faces Behind the Red Tape” to document the impact of audits on Medicare beneficiaries. The first chapter in the series features Sandra, a caregiver struggling to get a wheelchair for her mother. “Sandra was the inspiration for this series,” stated Lalaina Rabary, a communications and marketing specialist for PFQC, a division of The VGM Group. “When I spoke with her, I knew right away that...

Advocacy, Audits, People for Quality Care


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