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State spotlight: TexMEP elevates providers

August 27, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – The small but motivated group behind the Texas Medical Equipment Providers Association has a renewed sense of purpose: Giving providers a stronger voice in Texas.  “We’re interested in making TexMEP into an association that serves providers,” said Victoria Peterson, president, “and we want to make Texas a more provider-friendly state.”  Right now, Texas is anything but provider-friendly, says Adrienne Trigg, chair of the Legislative...

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Associations host events with VGM platform

June 1, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Nine state and regional associations have leveraged VGM Education’s virtual conference platform called SABA to host events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to support from a number of VGM divisions, plus vendor partners like GCE, Medline, SoClean, Brightree, Philips Respironics and NCART, the events were held with little cost to the state associations. “The only cost that the associations had to absorb was the cost of the CEUs, which was $10 per person,”...

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People news: Michael Hanna

July 28, 2020HME News Staff

ATHOMES has welcomed a new board member: Michael Hanna, director of compliance and education for Home Medical Products in Jackson, Tenn. Prior to Home Medical Products, Hanna was a provider outreach and education senior analyst for CGS, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction C. “While I have not been on the DME supplier side very long, I feel that I can bring knowledge to the group with my Medicare DME MAC experience,” Hanna said. “I have worked with all types and sizes of suppliers for a...

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Short take: NEMEP

June 26, 2020HME News Staff

Save the date: The Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association has announced it will hold a virtual conference the week of Sept. 28. The association was forced to postpone its spring conference due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Since having to postpone our April meeting, NEMEP has been working to keep you updated on critical issues and to determine the best way to serve our members,” the association stated in an email bulletin. “For 2020, the best solution is to hold a virtual...

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Jason Morin tapped to lead HOMES

June 2, 2020HME News Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - HOMES has named Jason Morin, most recently of Home Care Specialists in Haverhill, Mass., as its new president and CEO. Morin, who replaces the late Karyn Estrella, has 23 years of experience in the HME industry. He is the current chairman of the AAHomecare Payers Relations Council and past chairman of HOMES. He is also a registered respiratory therapist and holds an MBA. In the coming months, Lauryn Estrella, interim director, will work with Morin to align skills and responsibilities....

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VGM debuts State Leaders Summit

February 4, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Government Relations team hosted more than 20 state and regional association leaders at its headquarters here in late January to network and strategize as part of an inaugural State Leaders Summit.Among the key issues identified at the Summit: membership retention, Medicare rural reimbursement rates and Medicaid managed care organizations.“We couldn't ask for a better group of folks,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “There was so much...

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ACHC, SCMESA renew agreement

March 17, 2017HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has renewed its partnership with South Carolina Medical Equipment Services Association. The agreement allows SCMESA members to receive significant discounts and savings on ACHC accreditation programs, as well as discounts on Accreditation University educational resources that help with accreditation. “Our partnership with ACHC is an important way SCMESA supports member goals of keeping their businesses compliant and competitive,”...

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MAMES adopts Wisconsin

February 17, 2017HME News Staff

STILLWATER, Minn. - The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services will extend its geographical coverage to Wisconsin starting March 1. “The WAMES board of directors faced an emotional and difficult decision in deciding that moving to be part of MAMES was our strongest move forward,” said Rick Adamich, president of WAMES and president of Oxygen One in Waukesha, Wis. “As we evaluated the strengths and outstanding benefits being offered to our Wisconsin members, we realized...

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Attendance at AZMESA event tops charts

August 11, 2015HME News Staff

PHOENIX - The Arizona Medical Equipment Suppliers Association saw record attendance at its annual conference held Aug. 6 in Phoenix, according to a press release. The association has also seen its ranks grow for the fifth consecutive year. It now represents 44 companies in the state with 80 member contacts. “We are still a small association, but we are seeing more and more interest and recognition here,” said Rose Schafhauser, executive director of the association. “We are aggressively...

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Big Sky adds Wyoming

August 19, 2014HME News Staff

ANACONDA, Mont. - The Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (Big Sky AMES) has added Wyoming to the fold, according to a bulletin from The VGM Group. The state association, which made the announcement at its annual convention here last week, covers Montana and Idaho. “The addition of Wyoming seemed like a natural fit,” said Dedra Haworth of Harrington Surgical in Montana. Big Sky AMES has unveiled a new logo that includes a picture of that state of Wyoming, along with Montana...

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