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Belluscura, VGM ink deal

August 4, 2022HME News Staff

LONDON and PLANO, Texas – Belluscura has entered into an agreement to supply portable oxygen concentrators to VGM Group members. “Our partnership with VGM enables us to work together to provide access to our next generation portable oxygen concentrators,” said Robert Rauker, CEO of Belluscura. “The partnership provides a further opportunity to support the group's continued growth. We look forward to working with VGM in expanding access to our high performing, lighter oxygen...

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In brief: Interim president, Cardinal Health expansion, improper PMD payments

June 3, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has named Jeremy Stolz, a member of the company’s senior leadership team, as interim president of VGM & Associates.  Stolz, who joined VGM in 2003, has served as president of VGM Fulfillment since 2017.  “Jeremy is a recognized leader in the HME industry,” said VGM CEO Mike Mallaro. “Over his nearly 20-year tenure at VGM, he has been dedicated to developing solutions for our partners, customers, and the patients they serve....

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VGM launches search to replace Geffert

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has begun a nationwide search for a new president to lead its VGM & Associates division.  Clint Geffert, who joined VGM in 2012, has announced his resignation to pursue a new role with a manufacturer and distributor in the HME industry. Geffert spent his time as president focused on identifying solutions for VGM members, so they could focus on providing high quality care at a better cost.  “Clint remains a friend to VGM and a valued leader in...

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VGM’s Kazynski retires

February 24, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa—Dave Kazynski will retire from VGM Group, Inc., Feb. 25, after 30 years in leadership roles with the company. Kazynski served as president of VGM HOMELINK from its inception in 1993 until March 2021. Since that time, he has overseen a structured transition in leadership, with Matt Waller ascending to the role of HOMELINK president. In the past year Kazynski also oversaw VGM Forbin, Strategic Imaging, corporate IT and other VGM investment initiatives. Part of founder Van G. Miller’s...

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VGM acquires Redstone Content Solutions 

January 7, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has acquired Redstone Content Solutions, a provider of enterprise content management solutions to small and medium-size businesses, and mid-market and enterprise companies. The deal will allow VGM to assist clients in capitalizing on major ECM growth factors: the increasing need to securely organize, categorize and structure all corporate content in a meaningful, easily explorable manner; and the rising demand of companies to deliver personalized...

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VGM hosts bidding forum

January 8, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM Business Forum on Jan. 28 will host a daylong event with HME leaders on the competitive bidding gap period—which continues until Jan. 1, 2021—at its headquarters here. Discussions will include federal and state licensure and managed care organization issues; the projected future of the HME industry; and options and solutions for this year. Registration is $30 per person. FMI or to register.

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Stakeholders meet with CMS on bid program

January 11, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are focusing on CMS as they seek their footing in a bumpy start to the 116th Congress.With Congress embroiled in shutdown negotiations, stakeholders continue to work with CMS to help shape the next round of competitive bidding, including the product categories.“Discrete product categories and making sure like products are grouped together is really important,” said Cara Bachenheimer, chair of the government affairs practice at Brown & Fortunato, who,...

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VGM brings expertise, legitimacy to young market

December 14, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM Group has staked a claim in the “rocking” cannabis and hemp markets with its new division botaniCo.Dawn Prebula, president of the new division, says a recent trade show for the markets drew 27,000 attendees and more than 1,000 exhibitors.“It was rocking,” she said. “We opened the booth at 10 a.m. and closed it at 6 p.m., and we didn't stop.”botaniCo provides its members, which include dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers, extractors, testing...

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Electronic documentation: VGM gets to work

August 29, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - A CMS work group on electronic medical documentation could go a long way toward relieving one of the HME industry's biggest pain points: better documentation, says the VGM Group's Ronda Buhrmester.“We've seen suppliers struggling to get better documentation from physicians for years,” said Buhrmester, a reimbursement specialist. “Doctors don't put the proper information in medical records. It's not intentional; they don't know what to put in there. And now suppliers...

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Comments in hand, industry ready to roll on broader relief

August 24, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders feel they have a “fair shot” at getting broader reimbursement relief for HME providers in all non-competitive bidding areas, rather than in the limited areas proposed by CMS.In comments submitted last week on a recent proposed rule, AAHomecare urged CMS to apply 50-50 blended rates not only in rural and non-contiguous areas from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2020, but also in the remaining non-bid areas.“It was mentioned in the interim final rule...

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