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In brief: Heartland wraps up, Medtrade East masks up

September 17, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM welcomed nearly 1,000 guests for its 20th annual Heartland Conference last week.  The conference, which is usually held in June, was moved to September to help ensure health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers took precautions like moving all social events outdoors and requiring masks indoors.  “As leaders in the health care industry, we wanted to do everything we could, taking all proper precautions, to help keep everyone safe during...

aahomecare, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade East, NCPA, NHIA, Rotech, VGM Heartland


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Welcome back to the Heartland 

July 30, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Heartland Conference is back in person on Sept. 13-15 and will include many of the trappings its attendees have come to love – the welcome bag that includes cookies, the hog roast, the fireworks, the golf tournament.  “Everyone at VGM is so excited to welcome our members, vendors and industry experts to our hometown to experience our conference live and in person this year,” said Sarah Conger, vice president of events and corporate projects....

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In brief: Medline investment, SoClean award, MAC reviews

June 11, 2021HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Medline Industries has entered into an agreement to receive a majority investment from a group of private equity firms, including Blackstone, Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman, worth a reported $30-plus billion.  Medline, which generated revenues of $17.5 billion in 2020, will use the new resources from the partnership to expand its product offerings, accelerate international expansion and continue to make new infrastructure investments to strengthen its global...

Apria, Inogen, NCART, Option Care Health, Permobil Foundation, Rehab Medical, SoClean, VGM Heartland


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In brief: Telemedicine and sleep, Medtrade West registration, Heartland lineup

April 8, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper. While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit. “Delivering care during the pandemic has proven to providers and insurers...

Medtrade, NCPA, NHIA, Numotion, Pride Mobility Products, VGM Heartland


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VGM moves Heartland Conference to September

March 4, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s annual Heartland Conference will take place Sept 13-15, instead of June 14-16. The company says the conference will return to its normal summer schedule next year. “We have a responsibility to keep everyone safe, while they learn and network with their peers from around the country,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “By shifting to the fall, attendees will have more time to take the precautions they need to join us in person....

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Register now for Heartland at Home

May 7, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Registration is open for VGM”s virtual Heartland at Home Conference. The event takes place June 15 through July 10 and will feature five tracks covering billing and reimbursement, business operations and leadership, respiratory, rehab and accessibility. One day each week will feature a session from the five tracks. Speical sessions include a keynote address, “HME in the Post-Pandemic Era: Analysis & Commentary,” from Mark Higley, VGM's vice president of regulatory...

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In brief: Rowheels 'redefines' distribution channel, Heartland registration opens

February 28, 2020HME News Staff

MADISON, Wis. - Rowheels has launched RehabPulse.com, an online marketplace for rehab equipment from the top manufacturers and brands.To start, the site will initially offer manual and power wheelchairs, ramps, braces and compression, and aids to daily living. It will eventually expand to include other products, as well as service and repairs.“We want RehabPulse.com to become the leading global technology platform to meet the complex demands of people with mobility challenges,”...

aahomecare, Oventus, Prochant, Rowheels, VGM Heartland


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A peek at the future at Heartland: Savvier patients, digital health and millennials

June 14, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - The healthcare industry has gotten smarter about what patients actually want, and HME providers are in the right place at the right time to benefit, said keynote speaker Jeff Cribbs at the Heartland Conference last week.“We've always just assumed that they want to live,” said Cribbs, vice president of research for Gartner Industries Research Group. “(But) they want quality of life. That's why the work you do in the home, as the deliverers of that last mile of service,...

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In brief: CMS details capacity, UHC admits error, VGM opens invite

May 17, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS will use a bidder's estimated capacity—or their historic capacity plus their projected increase in capacity—along with their bid amount, to rank bids, reports the coalition behind www.dmecbpeducation.com. “(CMS's) newly released capacity policy shows how influential a bidder's capacity is to setting the rate,” said Mark Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs for the VGM Group. “While CMS does not guarantee volume, bidders who overestimate their...

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Events: United Spinal, VGM Heartland

May 5, 2017HME News Staff

The United Spinal Association will host Andrea Dalzell, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, at its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 11-14. Dalzell, who was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis at age 5, will advocate for providing greater access to complex rehab technology. More than 150 wheelchair users and advocates are expected to attend this year's ROHCVGM Heartland will host an inaugural meet-up for the HME Young Professionals Group in Waterloo, Iowa, during its Heartland Conference....

Complex Rehab Technology, Roll on Capitol Hill, United Spinal Association, VGM Heartland


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