Category: Audit Task Force

Hints for the Home Assessment

Kay E. Koch, OTR/L, ATP – Rehab Team Supervisor The van Halem Group, a division of VGM Medicare requires a home assessment when providing manual and power wheelchairs. The requirements are a bit different depending on the chair that is being provided, but it is recommended a standardized approach to the home assessment and the …

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Ever wonder what the National Ombudsman does?

VGM representatives and members prepare to testify before the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Office of National Ombudsman on June 25, 2014. VGM has recently been in contact with the Office of the National Ombudsman to discuss the effects Medicare policies like competitive bidding and audits have had on small business. This avenue seems to …

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Members and VGM Representatives Present at the U.S. Small Business Administration

Last week, DME providers and VGM representatives attended the 2014 National Regulatory Fairness Hearing held by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Peggy Walker and six other DME providers testified regarding the impact of Medicare changes and strict government regulations. The HME industry is finally gaining some ground and getting notice by the SBA. HME News covered …

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