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Heartland: Signs ahead point to ‘growth’


WATERLOO, Iowa – The HME industry has weathered its share of hardships and the current COVID crisis is no exception. But, as “first responders,” providers will get through this too, VGM’s Mark Higley said in the kick-off last week to Heartland at Home.

Heartland, virtual edition, kicks off Monday


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s Heartland at Home conference kicks off Monday with a keynote from its regulatory and payer relations experts, Mark Higley, Ronda Buhrmester, Craig Douglas and John Gallagher.

Survey collects trends, patterns


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates and HME News have launched the 14th annual HME Financial Benchmarking Survey.

Stakeholders try to get ahead of Medicaid cuts


WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are laying the groundwork to push back against anticipated Medicaid cuts, as states grapple with budgetary pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

VGM makes ‘tough decision’ to take Heartland online


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has shifted its Heartland Conference to a virtual event called Heartland At Home in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Providers asked to do the right thing


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders, including AAHomecare and VGM, are urging providers to use their best judgment when applying new guidance from CMS.

VGM addresses impact of coronavirus pandemic


WATERLOO, Iowa – The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has led the VGM Group to eliminate 68 full-time employees. The adjustments impacted all of VGM’s 12 locations nationwide and each division of the employee owned company.

Package provides relief to HME industry ‘on the front lines’


WASHINGTON – A stimulus package passed by Congress this afternoon will provide a financial boost to HME providers caring for patients during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Industry on coronavirus: We need to assess capacity


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and VGM have launched a survey to assess the quantities of patient-ready respiratory equipment that can be used for COVID-19 in the United States.

Coronavirus: VGM requests support, hosts webcast


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has sent letters to top government officials and lawmakers, asking them to take a number of steps to improve coronavirus efforts related to HME.