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Oklahoma providers meet with Rep. Cole

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04/06/2018

NORMAN, Okla. – Members of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association and the VGM Group hosted Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., at an event at Norman Regional Home Medical Equipment. Members discussed how DME and complex rehab providers care for patients.

Bachenheimer on the good fight

‘This industry has so much potential,’ says long-time industry advocate
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03/30/2018

WASHINGTON ­– Cara Bachenheimer has a new gig that allows her to double-down on her efforts advocating for the HME industry.

Bachenheimer opens DC office for Brown & Fortunato

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03/23/2018

WASHINGTON – Cara Bachenheimer, a long-time advocate of the HME and complex rehab industries, is opening up a Washington, D.C., office for Amarillo, Texas-based Brown & Fortunato.

United Spinal logs 200 congressional visits with ROCH

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06/16/2017

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association and more than 150 wheelchair users, clinicians, partners and disability advocates from 35 states gathered in Washington, D.C., June 11-14 for the 6th annual Roll on Capitol Hill to discuss improving disability policies with key congr

Stakeholders rack up ‘impressive’ list of co-signers for bid relief letter

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has met its goal of at least 150 co-signers for a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Community pharmacies hit the Hill in April

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03/22/2017

ALEXANDIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has scheduled its 2017 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In for April 26-27. As part of the event, hundreds of community pharmacists will visit the Capitol to advocate for their businesses and their patients.

NCPA reshuffles staff to boost advocacy efforts

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02/24/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has combined its government affairs and communications departments into an Advocacy Center. As a result, the association has added one staff member, and realigned others.

Wrong and right

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This is what it must be like to work in the HME industry.

In the same day (today), I received an email from a provider that exemplifies all that is wrong with the HME industry, and another that exemplifies all that is right.

First the wrong.

AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts

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05/24/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.

Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.

AOPA pulls out all the stops

Ads, meeting, protest and petition all part of efforts
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08/20/2015

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is organizing stakeholders to fight proposed changes to coverage requirements to prostheses.

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