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VGM Adds Reimbursement Specialist

Ronda Buhrmester joins HME member service organization.

Ronda Buhrmester joins HME member service organization.

Industry veteran Ronda Buhrmester has joined U.S. Rehab/VGM Grou, Inc. as a reimbursement specialist.

A certified respiratory therapist and a certified mastectomy fitter, Buhrmester comes to VGM from Iroquois Home Care Inc., an independent hospital-affiliated DME, and Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, Ill. She has more than 10 years’ experience in a variety of positions, including supervising billing, customer service, clinical and warehouse departments, and being responsible for accreditation, compliance, Medicare and other insurance coverages.

“I will be working for the members providing reimbursement information, doing presentations and being a liaison with CMS,” Buhrmester said.

Buhrmester will be working closely with Peggy Walker, RN, reimbursement adviser for VGM.

 “Ronda’s addition to VGM enhances our reimbursement expertise,” said Ron Bendell, president, VGM and Associates Ltd. “We know that audits have become a huge priority with our members, and they need timely information. Members are dealing with all things from all angles, and Ronda will help them and provide support for Peggy. Coming from the provider side, she knows the day-to-day work it takes to run a DME.”

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