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32 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
The Summer of 2021: Growth Amid Volatility in the Home Accessibility Market
In this episode of Industry Matters, VP of VGM Live at Home, Jim Greatorex, talks with Darren Corcoran with Vets Access and Steve Dawson of Harmar about the challenges overcome in 2020 and the opportunities in 2021 for the home accessibility market. Tune in to find out about Supply chain constraints, shipping damages, and the forecast for the rest of this year.
36 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
How the Pandemic is Impacting Sleep and How a Ring Can Help Monitor Oxygen Levels
In this episode of Industry Matters Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations at VGM, interviews Dr. Meir Kryger, Professor of Medicine at Yale University of Medicine about the impact COVID-19 had, and is having on sleep, as well how the BodiMetrics CIRCUL Sleep and Fitness Ring can be used to accurately track oxygen levels. Dr. Krieger has more than 40 years of experience in sleep medicine and has seen more than 40 thousand patients. You won't want to miss this episode! For more information on BodiMetrics call 844-744-8800 or email email@example.com.
23 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
VGM Retail is Rewired to Help You Rewire Your Business
In this episode of Industry Matters, Mandi Joyner, Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications for VGM & Associates talks with Rob Baumhover, Director of VGM Retail about how VGM Retail has REWIRED its services available to VGM members to help them adjust to the ever-changing landscape. Rob has been with VGM for more than 10 years, and prior to that was with big box retail for 20 years. Any questions, please reach out to Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 319-504-6539.
37 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
VGM Members Adapt, Navigate, and Pivot to Continue to Serve Patients During the PHE
In today’s episode of Industry Matters Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations at VGM talks with two VGM members Stephanie Robinson, Chief Compliance Officer for Dynamic Healthcare Services and Shelia Roberson, Chief Compliance Officer for Great Elm Healthcare about how their organizations are navigating the Public Health Emergency by quickly adapting to change at the beginning of the PHE and now, continuing to be nimble while still providing their patients with outstanding service.
16 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
My mobile delivery system has GPS, why do I need a second GPS service?
In this episode of Industry Matters, VP of Sales for VGM & Associates, Dave Lyman talks with National Account Manager of On-Board Communications, Bob Wagner. Here VGM Members will learn about how On-Board’s GPS fleet management system provides functionality, control and risk management not found in Mobile Delivery systems.
39 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Key Leadership Skills Learned in 2020 and Why We Should Keep Some!
In this episode of Industry Matters, we talk with Lindy Tentinger, President of VGM Forbin and Miriam Lieber, of Lieber Consulting to discuss what leadership looked like in 2020 and key lessons learned that we should keep as we transition to 'back to normal.' You won't want to miss these amazing women and their insight into authentic leadership. Be sure to get more details at their joint presentation at Medtrade West, "Patient Engagement and the Path to Value Based Care," on Tuesday, July 13th at 9:30am!
21 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Cost Effective Wound Care Management Practices
Director of VGM Wound Care, Heather Trumm talks with vendor partner, Dermarite about cost effective wound management without compromising the value of the products. The average cost to heal a wound is between $4,000 and $9,000. Listen to this episode to find out what impacts that cost, and how to improve wound healing.
15 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
AffloVest Case Study with Advanced Medical DME
In this episode of Industry Matters, VGM’s Midwest Regional Account Manager, Jay Kopriva talks Harley and Beth with VGM Member, Advanced Medical DME about a study they conducted using the Afflovest and the astounding results they found in increase of quality of life and healthcare cost decrease.
19 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Let's Talk About CPAP Fittings and Inventory Management with Philips Respironics and VGM Fulfillment
In today’s episode of Industry Matters Dave Lyman, VP of sales for VGM & Associates talks with Business Marketing Managers from Philips Respironics and the President of VGM Fulfillment about different options for fitting patients for CPAP masks as well as inventory management.
40 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
The Home Accessibility Tax Incentive Bill - What YOU Can Do!
In today’s episode of Industry Matters we discuss a home accessibility tax incentive bill and what you can do to help! Vice President of VGM Live at Home, Jim Greatorex, talks with Louis Tenebaum, Founder and CEO of the HomesRenewed Coalition. For more information visit www.homesrenewedcoalition.com.
23 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Funding in 2021: Are You Ready?
In this podcast, billing and reimbursement experts Ronda Buhrmester and Dan Fedor discuss the funding landscape in 2021 and cover ongoing COVID-19 waivers, the payment rates (fee schedule, SPA, etc.), and what we are seeing as the most common denials and how to avoid them. Access all billing and reimbursement resources on the members-only portal! Log in today at vgm.com/portal.
16 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Telehealth in Complex Rehab: Part 3
In today’s episode of Industry Matters President of U.S Rehab, Greg Packer and Vice President of Rehabilitation Program Development at HOMELINK, Kyle Walker, wrap up a 3-part podcast series on the importance telehealth has played, and will continue to play in the complex rehab industry.
30 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
VGM Wound Care and Permobil Discuss the Importance of Seated Posture
In this episode of industry matters Director of Wound Care, Heather Trumm talks with Stacey Mullis, Director of Clinical Marketing at Permobil where “Every person has the right to have his or her disability compensated as far as possible by aids with the same technical standard as those we all use in our daily lives.” Heather and Stacy are going to dive right into dive into something that is often overlooked, and that is seated posture in wound care.
24 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Knee and Back Braces: What You Need to Know About Billing, Reimbursement, and Audits
In this episode, Wayne van Halem, President of The van Halem Group, and Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations for VGM & Associates, work through the important details around billing, reimbursement, and audits when it comes to knee and back braces, the two categories included in Competitive Bidding Round 2021.
32 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Connection Over Convenience: How to Make Your Connection with Customers More Valuable Than Convenient
Today, we sit down with Christina Throndson, Business Development Strategist of Hellman, a division of VGM. COVID-19 is a hot topic, but how can it not be? It's the reason we've all been forced to change our lifestyle for many months. While your target audiences may not have changed, their behaviors and expectations have. As we begin to carefully approach "living as usual,” Christina chats with us about what methods of adaptation are necessary to capture and connect with our customers and prospects. For more information, you can contact Christina at 866-621-4514 or at email@example.com. You can also check out Hellman’s websites at hellman.com and hellman.com/OTS. To order a customizable video created by Hellman, visit hellman.com/myvideo/.
42 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
A Deeper Dive into Telehealth and Complex Rehab - Part II
This is second podcast on a new course being developed for telehealth in complex rehab. This podcast will examine the finer details like procedures, documentation, service and repair, and reimbursement with a variety of experts; Kyle Walker, MHA, ATP is the Director of Operations of Assistive Technology with VGM Homelink. Mark Schmeler is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair for Education Training in the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dan Fedor currently serves as the Director of Reimbursement for U.S. Rehab a division of VGM & Associates. Rachel Hibbs, DPT, NCS, ATP is an Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Education at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science. She earned a B.S. in Rehabilitation Science, Steve Mitchell is an occupational therapist who works as a Clinical Specialist in Seating/Wheeled Mobility and Assistive Technology for the SCI/D Service at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System in Cleveland, Ohio.
22 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
"Owning It" with HME Woman of Year Award Winner, Patty Mastandrea
In this episode we sat down with Patty Mastandrea is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MedCare Equipment Co., LLC, headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and has demonstrated expertise in business development and healthcare operations throughout her career. And, most recently she won VGM's HME Woman of the Year award. This award is in its fifth year and recognizes one woman in the industry who has made significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community, and the HME industry. The award was presented during a special virtual ceremony on Oct. 22.
11 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Celebrating Respiratory Care Week
In honor of Respiratory Care Week from Oct. 25-31, we chat with Nikki Strait, a respiratory therapist (RT) from Medical Services Company about what her profession means to her.
18 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
O&P Insights: Helping Your Practice Reach Its Full Potential
In this episode, Todd Eagen, president of OPGA, a division of VGM Associates, sits down with Lesleigh Sisson, owner of O&P Insight. They discuss how O&P Insight, a consulting business, offers comprehensive, specialized business training and policy and procedure manuals for practice management, workflow, staff development, and compliance to help O&P practices be more profitable, provide better care, and be more efficient. To learn more, visit https://www.oandpinsight.com/.
28 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
6 Ways to Make CPAP Repair Less Painful
In this episode, we visit with Ronda Buhrmester, Sr. Director of Payer Relations & Reimbursement for VGM & Associates, and Dan Meyer, Chief Revenue Officer for Repair Authority, about providers’ most pressing questions about CPAP repair and how Repair Authority has the solutions providers are looking for.For more information, contact Repair Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.repairauthority.com.
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