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In brief: PFQC launches consumer survey, NSM doubles down on Canada

April 5, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care has launched a survey for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers to measure their experiences getting durable medical equipment and supplies.The goal of the survey: to gauge the impact of Medicare changes, including national competitive bidding, on access to products and services.“Ensuring we understand the direct impact the changes being made by Medicare are having on consumers and caregivers is critical in helping us communicate their issues...

Brightree, Medtrade, NSM, PFQC, Philips


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PFQC launches consumer survey

April 2, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care has launched a survey for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers to measure their experiences getting durable medical equipment and supplies.The goal of the survey: to gauge the impact of Medicare changes, including national competitive bidding, on access to products and services.“Ensuring we understand the direct impact the changes being made by Medicare are having on consumers and caregivers is critical in helping us communicate their issues...

access, consumer, PFQC, survey


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People news: Sullivan, Distasio, Lowman, Turner, Gill, Stone

November 29, 2018HME News Staff

Connie Sullivan has been named president and CEO of the National Home Infusion Association. Sullivan most recently served as vice president of research and innovation at NHIAÖJeffrey Distasio has been named senior director of Pride Sales. Distasio has more than 20 years of sales experience and previously held positions at Gillette, Duracell, Aramark and Bausch & LombÖDarren Lowman has been named chief supply chain officer at National Seating & Mobility. Previously, he worked as director of strategic...

NHIA, NSM, people news, PFQC, pride, ResMed


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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 Plauchť, legislative partner for People for Quality Care, a division of VGM Group, and manager of government...

people for quality care, PFQC


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It's time to double down

May 10, 2018HME News Staff

Advocacy efforts are on the rise, as we near the Washington Legislative Conference on May 23-24 and the industry pushes for relief for non?bid areas, structural reforms to the competitive bidding program, and a critical exemption of CRT accessories from bidding?derived pricing. This May, the HME industry will take The Hill by storm with hundreds of congressional office visits and a meaningful plea for elected officials to take a stand for homecare patients and those who serve them. One thing is clear:...

Advocacy, consumers, Kelly Turner, PFQC


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In brief: Cuts squeeze providers, patients; Drive gets inspired by rehab

October 28, 2016HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Forty percent of the calls it receives through a hotline number are now from patients and caregivers who are being asked to pay out of pocket for their home medical equipment, according to People for Quality Care.An increasing number of HME providers are filing claims non-assigned, requiring their patients to cover more of the cost of their equipment, PFQC said in an Oct. 24 press release.“I just received a letter from my oxygen provider saying that they would not be taking...

access issues, competitive bidding, Drive DeVilbiss, PFQC, rehab


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Cuts squeeze providers, patients, says PFQC

October 25, 2016HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Forty percent of the calls it receives through a hotline number are now from patients and caregivers who are being asked to pay out of pocket for their home medical equipment, according to People for Quality Care.An increasing number of HME providers are filing claims non-assigned, requiring their patients to cover more of the cost of their equipment, PFQC said in an Oct. 24 press release.“I just received a letter from my oxygen provider saying that they would not be taking...

competitive bidding, complaint hotline, PFQC


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COPD Foundation, PFQC partner to 'amplify patient voice'

March 10, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON and WATERLOO, Iowa - The COPD Foundation has partnered with People for Quality Care, the advocacy division of The VGM Group, to protect access to home oxygen therapy for Medicare beneficiaries.The partnership will better position the two groups to collect data on the access issues created by competitive bidding, and share it with CMS and Congress.“By collecting patient stories, the COPD Foundation and People for Quality Care are demonstrating that, while competitive bidding...

access issues, competitive bidding, COPD Foundation, oxygen therapy, patient stories, PFQC


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In brief: Complaint hotline goes live, walker use increases

June 14, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and People for Quality Care (PFQC) have partnered to offer a hotline number for Medicare beneficiaries to log complaints about their access to HME, according to a press release. The number, which will go live June 18, will be staffed 24/7 by a PFQC live operator, who, with the caller's permission, will forward complaints about competitive bidding to a Medicare ombudsman. Those complaints will then be added to a list, which will be presented to members of Congress. “Medicare...

aahomecare, CMS, competitive bidding, dme, hme, Medicare, PFQC, vgm group


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AAHomecare, PFQC launch complaint hotline

June 13, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and People for Quality Care (PFQC) are partnering to offer a hotline number for Medicare beneficiaries to log complaints about their access to HME, according to a press release. The number, which will go live June 18, will be staffed 24/7 by a PFQC live operator, who, with the caller's permission, will forward grievances about competitive bidding to a Medicare ombudsman. Those complaints will then be added to a list, which will be presented to members of Congress. “Medicare...

aahomecare, CMS, congress, dme, hme, Medicare, PFQC, The VGM Group


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