After missing out on an in-person event in 2020, next week’s event returns to Atlanta with some new features as well as familiar favorites.
- By David Kopf
- Oct 14, 2021
The Congressional sign-on letter calls for CMS and HHS leadership to finally release the pending DME rule, which broadly impacts reimbursement.
The 2021 edition of the VGM award program is open to women who have contributed to their companies, communities and the HME industry.
AAHomecare and state association leaders will hold multiple roundtable discussions on each state’s HME initiatives next week at Medtrade.
Ki Mobility co-founder Doug Munsey will head the seating and mobility sales team for North America. Statement from both companies says ‘it is business as usual’ for customers.
- By Laurie Watanabe
- Oct 07, 2021
The fourth quarterly edition of VGM’s playbook series for 2021 gives members of the HME organization a collection of best practices, guidance and insights into sales and marketing.
The Nashville-based facility will manufacture Magic Mobility wheelchairs, as well as distribute its Leckey and QUICKIE wheelchairs throughout North America.
House sign-on letter urges CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. NCART and ITEM Coalition worked with CRT stakeholders to secure Congressional backers.
This year’s provider-judged competition yielded 15 winners from a large volume of entries, with fierce competition between multiple entries in some key HME product and service categories.
- By Susan May
- Oct 07, 2021
AAHomecare’s first-ever virtual version of the event involved 140 HME advocates who met with more than 220 Congressional offices on various industry issues, with insufficient Medicare rates that don’t match providers’ costs topping the list.
CMS is finalizing changes to two separate, but medically related NCDs that should expand access to the use of home oxygen to treat Cluster Headache.
Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America selects Ashlie White for her career contributions to patients, her community and the O&P profession.
Providers can apply for Phase 4 General Distribution and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments. HRSA has provided various resources and is hosting technical assistance webinars.
New system for scheduling meetings at the show accompanies the return of Medtrade’s Power Lunches, as well as new mask requirements for the event.
Medical technology business picks up the maker of high-frequency chest wall oscillation systems from parent company International Biophysics Corp.
NCART and ITEM Coalition work with lawmakers to introduce House sign-on letter urging CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. The deadline for signatures is Oct. 1.
The Northeast association has postponed the schedule of its online education event from Sept. 27-Oct. 1 to Nov. 1-5.
The latest version delivers the same features as the original UPWalker along with enhanced safety to help those with neurological and movement disorders.
Sept. 8 marked the Alabama DME association’s first in-person meeting in more than a year, which included a mix of on-site and Zoom-enabled educational sessions.
Emphasizing attendee safety, VGM assembled nearly 1,000 providers and HME industry professionals for three days of education and events in Waterloo, Iowa this week.
In the run-up to its Sept. 29 Washington Conference, the association reminds HME providers that it can’t make new meeting requests after Sept. 22, so they must register right away for the upcoming virtual lobbying event.
- By David Kopf
- Sep 16, 2021
Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the VGM event, which features an in-person format with mask and social distancing guidelines, as well as virtual educational sessions.
The debut episode interviews experts Dr. Scott M. Martin MD, PMR, MS and Maxine Paul about the importance and benefits of adopting telehealth for CRT evaluations.
Continued CPAP use as directed increased patients’ survival rates over a three-year period, according to a ResMed-backed survey of French OSA patient data.
The event offers multiple days of online education sessions from the Northeast association. NEMEP is targeting 2022 for its return to in-person events.