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‘Take the patient’ 

February 19, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – For HME providers, the need for information and confirmation on waivers related to the public health emergency has ebbed and flowed with surges in COVID-19 cases, says Ronda Buhrmester of VGM Government Relations.  “Back in the spring, the hotspots were big cities and they were the ones dealing with the impact of the pandemic, while other areas were not,” said Buhrmester, senior director of payer relations....

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VGM has ‘proactive’ meeting with new member of Congress

January 26, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group hosted a socially distanced and masked-up meeting with newly elected member of Congress, Ashley Hinson, at its corporate headquarters on Jan. 25. Rep. Hinson, R-Iowa, met with VGM senior leadership, as well as John Gallagher, Tom Powers and Emily Harkin of the Government Relations team. The group discussed concerns within the HME industry, primarily decreased reimbursement rates and regulatory burdens. “The discussion was constructive, and both parties were...

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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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