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VGM signs on RPM platform

October 21, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM & Associates has added Verustat, a remote patient monitoring platform, to its offerings of vendor partners. “VGM & Associates recognizes the shift occurring in the industry and providers looking for solutions to leverage technology and refine workflows,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “We didn't have to look far to recognize and re-partner with the founders of Verustat, Rich Roberts, Emmet Seibels and Steve Goode.” The trio has also...

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Mobility

ADA anniversary: A time of celebration, cause for improvements

June 19, 2020Tracy Orzel

WATERLOO, Iowa - To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab and NCART have released a video featuring longtime champion and lead sponsor of the act, retired Sen. Tom Harkin.The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement was established in 2013 to continue to catalyze change on issues of social justice, fairness and opportunity.“Having him speak to the CRT policies that are needed helps set the stage for us to have those...

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Mobility

Rehab groups mark 30th anniversary of ADA

May 15, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab and NCART are raising awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in honor of the landmark legislation's 30th anniversary.The campaign kicks off with a video featuring retired Sen. Tom Harkin, a champion of the disabled and lead sponsor of the ADA.“We are so pleased to have worked with NCART and Senator Harkin to put some great info together for the anniversary of the ADA,” said Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab, the complex rehab...

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VGM offers leadership guidance

March 5, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM & Associates has released the first of four playbooks planned for 2020. The first playbook focuses on leadership and delves into everything from leading with emotional intelligence to changing company culture. The other three playbooks will focus on human capital, data and technology. The playbooks are free for VGM members.

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VGM & Associates updates website, social media pages

December 19, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM & Associates, a division of VGM Group, has redesigned its website, vgm.com. The web site makes it easier for users to find the information they're looking for, the company says. “With the new vgm.com, we're making it even easier for members to take advantage of their VGM benefits, which means they can spend more time on what truly matters—their customers,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. VGM & Associates has also redesigned the website for...

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Vendors

People news: Sunrise Medical, VGM, Permobil

June 1, 2017HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. - Thomas Rossnagel has resigned as president and CEO of Sunrise Medical, the manufacturer announced today.Johan Ek, chairman of the board of directors, has taken over as acting CEO, according to a press release.“After 20 years of service at Sunrise Medical, I would like to spend more time with my family,” said Rossnagel, who held the role since 2009. “For that reason, I have asked our owners, Nordic Capital, to find a new CEO for Sunrise Medical.”Sunrise Medical...

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Editorial

Build a business for the best of times

January 4, 2016Guest Commentary

In “A Tale of Two Cities” Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishnessÖ” In the past few years, the HME industry has experienced some of the best of times and some challenging times. We have seen providers and manufacturers make some very smart moves; we have also seen them misjudge the market, leading to less than favorable results. Those companies that are enduring have figured out how...

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News

Stakeholders warn state lawmakers on bidding supplies

March 28, 2014Leah Hoenen

WASHINGTON - A recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report calls on CMS to urge states to cut costs on incontinence supplies, and the agency agreed. Industry stakeholders warn that could lead to an expansion of competitive bidding.Released in January, the report found Medicaid fee-for-service programs spent $266 million on disposable incontinence supplies in 2012, but they could have saved $62 million, or 23%, by using median competitive bidding prices, a move that five states have already made.Competitive...

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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,...

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Providers make case against bid program at hearing

June 7, 2013HME News Staff

SEATTLE - Several providers testified about the potentially damaging consequences of Medicare's competitive bidding program at a recent regulatory fairness hearing hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a press release from VGM & Associates. Those who testified voiced concerns that the program's lack of accountability encourages a “race to the bottom” regarding service and quality, and that beneficiaries are the ones who stand to suffer most, the release noted....

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