The Return of VGM Heartland

The annual conference and expo returns to a fully in-person format June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa. Conference Chair Jill Blaser highlights some new features and familiar favorites at this year’s event.

In-person industry events are coming back with a vengeance. Hot on the heels of the recent Medtrade West event, VGM’s Heartland Conference is making its return as a fully in-person event on June 13-15 in VGM’s hometown of Waterloo, Iowa.

In the latest episode of the HME Business Podcast, Heartland’s Conference Chair Jill Blaser offers a taste of what’s in store with this year’s conference, expo and social events. From the hog roast to specialized conference tracks and a remodeled convention facility, there are a lot of returning fan favorites as well as some new innovations.

Learn more: Prospective attendees can visit the 2022 Heartland Conference eProspectus.

In the previous episode, Laura Williard, vice president of Payer Relations for the American Association for Homecare, explains how the “vertical integration” trend in U.S. healthcare might impact the HME industry and outlines strategies for how the industry and providers can operate in such a healthcare marketplace.

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About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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