VGM Hosts State Leaders Summit

Inaugural VGM Government Relations event attracts more than 20 state association leaders and board members, who shared ideas and resources.

VGM Government Relations recently hosted its inaugural State Leaders Summit, which attracted more than 20 presidents, executive directors, and board members from state associations to network, share ideas, and provide resources to one another.

Key issues identified during the meeting included:

  • Membership retention, participation, and engagement.
  • Medicare rural reimbursement rates.
  • State issues such as managed care organizations, licensure, and tax exemption.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better group of folks,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “There was so much optimism and enthusiasm for strengthening their association. I believe every attendee said they are taking back and implementing something they learned from the summit.”

“We had a great mix of new state leaders and more experienced leaders,” added John Gallagher, vice president of VGM Government Relations. “The group provided both fresh ideas and expertise. … We are already planning a following up meeting later this year.”

During the summit, VGM Government Relations also kicked off its Gov Club, which is a way for VGM Government Relations to recognize key individuals who have a direct impact on the industry. All leaders walked away with their own VGM Gov Club swag.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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