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AAHomecare Slates Virtual Conference

Industry’s national association will host a Virtual Washington Legislative Conference on Sept. 29 that will feature online meetings with lawmakers.

Providers Called on to Fill in the GAP

Grassroots Accountability Project from AAHomecare, VGM and state associations is looking for providers in key states to become industry advocates.

Medtrade West: ‘Don’t Fear the Heat!’

After announcing earlier that it was moving the event from April to July 12-14, Emerald assures attendees that the Phoenix Convention Center has beat the summer heat.

NEMEP Taking Registrations for Virtual Conference

March 23-25 event for N.Y. and N.J. providers offers a variety of conference sessions across multiple tracks and includes CEU opportunities as well.

Sunrise Debuts QUICKIE Q300 M Mini

The company’s narrowest power wheelchair in the QUICKIE power portfolio will go where other power chairs can’t.

VGM Wound Care Releases New Program Guide

The resource helps VGM members decide whether or not a wound care program is right for their business.

Managing the Digital Patient Experience

You might have heard about the digital patient experience before COVID-19, but the pandemic pushed it to the fore. What is the digital patient experience, and how do HME providers optimize and manage it?

Clinician Task Force Publishes Guide to Telehealth

New paper discusses a range of topics, from preparing for a successful visit to determining whether telehealth is a good option for individual clients.

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ATHOMES Virtual Conference Registration Open

March 17-19 online event features live presentations with discussion time as well as on-demand CEU educational sessions.

Most Americans Barely Understand Sleep Apnea

Survey respondents think they know what sleep apnea is, but majority aren’t aware of interconnected health risks, don’t trust wearable sleep trackers, and have specific concerns about sleep testing.



VGM Meets With Rep. Miller-Meeks

New lawmaker representing Iowa’s 2nd congressional district sits down with VGM staff to learn about a range of issues and challenges facing HME businesses.

AAHomecare Calls on HMEs to Share Winter Storm Stories.

Providers serving patients during rough winter storms are urged to share their stories with industry association to help advocates demonstrate HME and homecare’s value to lawmakers, regulators.

VGM Forbin Announces New President

Lindy Tentinger moves from Senior Vice President of Marketing role at VGM & Associates to head up industry web development and web services arm of VGM Group.

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Breathe Easy?

COVID-19 has strained America’s oxygen infrastructure like nothing before. What factors are impacting supply and demand, and how are stakeholders responding? What other factors are impacting the oxygen market at the same time?

New Prochant Site Emphasizes Online Resources 

Company that offers reimbursement, financial and revenue cycle management solutions for HME providers and pharmacies rolls out a new site designed to help them find solutions faster.

Aeroflow Healthcare Picks Up Family Medical Supply

Acquisition of West Virginia provider will help Aeroflow extend reach into West Virginia and the Ohio Valley.

VGM Releases Latest Playbook

The first edition of 2021 for the Playbook highlights various trends and opportunities facing HME providers. Members can download a PDF of the Playbook from VGM's website.

AAHomecare Promotes 3 Team Members

David Chandler, Ashley Plauché, and Mina Uehara take on expanded leadership roles in payer relations, member and public relations, and regulatory affairs, respectively.

Luna G3 Auto BPAP Receives 510(k) Clearance

New bi-level PAP therapy device represents 3B Medical's third generation platform and includes algorithm that senses and adjusts pressure settings to ensure airway patency.

Blackburn Aims to Protect Tennessee's Medicaid Block Grant

After CMS recently approved block grants for Medicaid, the Biden administration made announcements that could jeopardize the waivers. Measure introduced by Sen. Blackburn would protect TennCare's recently acquired block grant waiver.

Industry Joins Effort to Extend Medicare Rate Relief

As Congress negotiates COVID-19 relief, AAHomecare backs push urging Congressional leaders to include H.R. 315 in their legislation, which would extend the Medicare sequester moratorium through the PHE.

Mosaic Acquires Living Innovations Support Services

Purchase lets Nebraska provider of homeware and support services for people with disabilities and seniors expands into New England area.

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The Essential Stand-Out Sales Approach for 2021

Providers of all sizes either survived or thrived in 2020. Regardless of how our businesses fared in 2020, we must approach sales planning in 2021 differently.

PRF Payments Applicable to Lost Revenue Based on Formal Budgets

The latest HRSA guidance marks the fourth revision to lost revenue calculations for PRF reporting. How has it evolved and what do providers need to know?

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14th Annual Big 10

It’s time again for our annual Big 10 list of trends affecting HME now and in the months to come, but this year is different due to the far-reaching COVID-19 public health emergency. See what will impact the industry as we roll into 2021.

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