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The Paycheck Protection Program from A to Z

April 13, 2020Matthew Fischer

To aid businesses and their employees during the coronavirus crisis, the Small Business Administration is offering loans, called Paycheck Protection Program loans, up to a specific limit to cover payroll and other costs. The PPP contains a simplified application process (some may disagree) and fewer documentation requirements as opposed to typical loans. The PPP is available through June 30, 2020. If you are considering this program, it is important to determine the details before proceeding with...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business Administration


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SBA, CMS to attend Heartland session

May 26, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Representatives from CMS and the Small Business Administration will participate in panel discussion at the VGM Heartland Conference in June. The discussion will focus on the future of the competitive bidding program, and provide an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and share feedback on the impacts to their businesses, according to a press release. “Providing platforms to share (provider) concerns and connecting VGM members with resources to navigate the regulatory...

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Provider takes No. 1 SBA spot in Utah

April 20, 2016HME News Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - The Small Business Administration has named provider Jay Broadbent Utah Small Business Person of the Year. Broadbent founded Alpine Home Medical in 1997, with a single employee operating out of a delivery van. Today, it is the largest independent HME provider in Utah with nearly 200 employees. Broadbent, CEO, also heads up the B in Motion Foundation with his wife Kristie to provide wheelchairs and other mobility equipment to users who can't afford it. Broadbent and the winners from...

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SBA to take up industry issues at next hearing

June 19, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the impact of competitive bidding and audits at its National Regulatory Fairness Hearing on June 25.The meeting is an opportunity for business organizations, trade associations, chambers of commerce and related groups that serve small businesses to report unfair or excessive federal regulatory enforcement affecting their members, according to a notice from the SBA.Several members of the HME industry are scheduled to testify, including...

Competitive Bidding, National regulatory fairness hearing, Small Business Administration


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VGM testifies at small business hearing

June 21, 2013HME News Staff

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Ryan Ball, director of state policy at VGM & Associates, voiced concerns about Medicare's competitive bidding program and its negative impact on small providers at a Small Business Administration (SBA) regulatory fairness hearing today (June 21). In the testimony, Ball zeroed in on how the program favors larger providers that can submit lower bids and pinches smaller businesses out of the market. “Small, independent providers cannot sustain a 45% cut to reimbursement levels,...

CMS, Competitive Bidding, DME, HME, Medicare, Ryan Ball, Small Business Administration, VGM & Associates


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VGM calls on providers to testify at small business hearing

May 30, 2013HME News Staff

SEATTLE - The Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to conduct a field hearing in which providers can voice their concerns about the negative impact of competitive bidding and Medicare audits on small businesses, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.To testify at SBA's Regulatory Fairness Hearing, slated for June 6 at The Rainier Club in Seattle, providers should register in advance by contacting VGM Government Relations. Those unable to testify in person have the option of submitting written...

CMS, Competitive Bidding, DME, HME, Medicare, Pat Tiberi, Small Business Administration, vgm group


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VGM calls on providers to testify at small business hearing

May 30, 2013HME News Staff

SEATTLE - The Small Business Administration (SBA) plans to conduct a field hearing in which providers can voice their concerns about the negative impact of competitive bidding and Medicare audits on small businesses, according to a bulletin from the VGM Group.To testify at SBA's Regulatory Fairness Hearing, slated for June 6 at The Rainier Club in Seattle, providers should register in advance by contacting VGM Government Relations. Those unable to testify in person have the option of submitting written...

CMS, Competitive Bidding, DME, HME, Medicare, Pat Tiberi, Small Business Administration, vgm group


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