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In brief: WellSky deal, Medtrade registration, Spiro CFO


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - WellSky is buying CarePort Health from Allscripts in a bid to improve patient care transitions across the continuum and drive better outcomes.

Virtual reality: VGM, MAMES, AAHomecare


VGM is offering a low-cost virtual conference platform to help state associations hold virtual conferences.

VGM to host virtual event for McMorris Rodgers


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM will host a virtual event for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

How are you recharging employees?


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates has released its latest playbook, “Protecting Your Most Important Asset: Your People.”

Advocacy: Mind the GAPs


WASHINGTON – A revamped Grassroots Accountability Project led by AAHomecare and VGM now has volunteers in place covering legislative offices in 31 states, but it needs more.

Finalists named for HME Woman of the Year


WATERLOO, Iowa – Carol Gilligan-Chack, Patricia Mastandrea, Tamme Dustin and Terry Racciato have been named finalists for the 2020 HME Woman of the Year.

Stakeholders seek to fill GAP


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and the VGM Group are working to with state and regional HME associations to revamp the Grassroots Accountability Project.

VGM’s Mike Mallaro on how to get to the other side


WATERLOO, Iowa – The COVID-19 pandemic has broken the mold for how the HME industry has always done business, but that can create opportunity—if providers are open to it, says VGM CEO Mike Mallaro.

Round 2021: All eyes on CMS

‘We’re beginning to see a surge, and we don’t know what the fall and winter will bring’

WASHINGTON – There’s no crystal ball, but after two meetings with high-level CMS officials in late June, industry stakeholders feel there could be a chance the agency pauses Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

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.