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  • VGM Retail Roadshows 2017

    Tuesday April 04, 2017 - April 04, 2017

    Place: Waukesha, Wis. Time: 8:00 AM

    Join VGM Retail for a day-long, interactive, hands-on education event in your area.

    Learn from VGM Retail's team of experts, interact with VGM Retail preferred vendor partners and network with your industry peers. 

    New to the roadshows this year:

    •Two Unique Session Styles
    Are you considering adding or expanding your retail but don't know where to begin? Our Business Analysis sessions are perfect for you and your executive leaders. 

    Does your front-end sales staff need a refresh? Send your team to our Customer Service Training Sessions at Heartland and Medtrade Fall

    •Sessions are Free to all VGM Members!

    •Attendee-only Discounts From our Vendor Sponsors
    Our vendor sponsors - Vionic Shoes, Golden Technologies, Contour Products, and Knit-Rite/Therafirm - are offering special-order discounts for all Roadshow attendees.

    Click here for more information and registration

  • U.S. Rehab Tech Training

    Tuesday April 04, 2017 - April 06, 2017

    Place: King of Prussia, Pa. Time: 8:00 AM

    U.S. REHAB IS PROUD TO OFFER WHEELCHAIR REPAIR TECHNICIAN TRAINING TO VGM AND U.S. REHAB MEMBERS.

    U.S. Rehab understands the importance of properly trained personnel, including your wheelchair repair technicians. U.S. Rehab Tech Training is a three-day seminar on power wheelchair repair. Technical trainers from Invacare, Motion Concepts, Permobil, Sunrise Medical and Merits/Avid Rehab will present product specifics, basic repair strategies, troubleshooting, and programming. Tech Training attendees will have the choice between a beginner level track and an advanced level track.

    TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT U.S. REHAB TECH TRAINING

    Beginner Track:
    •Electronics and Battery Basics, Motors and Controllers
    •Programming for the new tech
    •Product specific repair and adjustments
    •Industry trends

    Advanced Track:
    •Programming for the advanced tech
    •Product specific repair and adjustments
    •Industry trends
    •Introduction to Seating and Positioning for techs

    Class size is limited to ensure one-on-one intensive training. 

    Any VGM or U.S. Rehab member who has a Red, White and Blue certified technician on staff receives additional parts discounts.

    See our brochure for additional details.
     
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify the tools that a wheelchair technician needs to rapidly correctly diagnose and perform repairs on manual and power wheelchairs.
    2. Explain the operation of the major electrical components used in wheelchair controllers.
    3. Demonstrate the procedures necessary to trouble shoot electrical issues with wheelchair electronics.
    4. Select and inspect batteries for the DME industry.

    VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.

    2017 Dates and Locations
    April 4-6: King of Prussia, PA
    June 13-15, 2017: Heartland Conference in Waterloo, IA
    August 8-10, 2017: Houston, TX
    October 17-19, 2017: Denver, CO

    VGM Members: $500
    U.S. Rehab Member: $450

    Register for Philadelphia, Houston or Denver

    Register for Heartland Conference

  • TV Advertising 101

    Tuesday April 04, 2017 - April 04, 2017

    Place: webinar Time: 1:00 PM

    presenter:

    Tim Edwin Robinson, Director of Digital Media
    Golden Technologies
    800-624-6374 x 237
    trobinson@goldentech.com

    For mobility marketing, there isn’t a more effective medium than video. It’s also not as expensive as most people think. Tim Edwin Robinson, director of Digital Media at Golden Technologies, will explain how to create an effective TV ad, how to create your customer avatar, how to make a television ad buy, and how to measure results.

    Learning Objectives:

    •Describe how to create an effective TV ad.
    •Create your customer avatar.
    •Explain the pros/cons of cable vs. broadcast TV advertising. 
    •Make a television ad buy.
    •Explain how to measure results.

     

     Click here for the recording

  • Getting the Right Fit for the Breast Cancer Patient

    Thursday April 06, 2017 - April 06, 2017

    Place: webinar Time: 1:00 PM

    presenter:

    Beth Erdy, CFm, Business Development Manager
    Trulife
    614-323-3224
    berdy@trulife.com

    This webinar will cover the components of professional mastectomy fitting, including measuring, assessment of the patient’s specific needs and supplementing patient understanding of lymphedema, post-mastectomy product details and instructions.

    Learning Objectives:

    •Assess a specific prescription or patient’s needs for a breast prosthesis.
    •Practice professional etiquette within the fitting room environment.
    •Measure for a properly fitted bra.
    •Understand the significance of lymphedema and issues of proper fitting.


    Special Promotion/Offerings:

    Buy any four Sublime (#150) or Sublime Aris (#151) breast forms and receive two Active Flow (#630) breast forms FREE!! This is more than a $60.00 wholesale value! This is on top of your VGM member discount. Offer valid March 23-31, 2017. A special ordering code will be provided at the conclusion of the webinar.

    Register Here 

  • Enteral Therapy for the Home Patient: Featuring the Kangaroo™ Connect pump

    Thursday April 13, 2017 - April 13, 2017

    Place: webinar Time: 1:00 PM

    presenters:

    Bill Nadeau, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
    Medical Affairs program Manager
    william.j.nadeau@medtronic.com

    Candace Underhill
    Senior product marketer
    candace.l.underhill@medtronic.com 

    A patient’s transition from hospital to home can face unique challenges, and enteral therapy can become fragmented. This puts the patient at risk for nutritional insufficiency. Learn more about these obstacles contributing to nutritional insufficiency and how you can address these concerns and sustain nutrition with the Kangaroo™ Connect enteral feeding pump. Take advantage of the promotional pricing on the Kangaroo Connect pump available for a limited time only.

    Learning Objectives:

    •Define nutritional Insufficiency.
    •Learn the risk factors in home enteral therapy that could result in fragmented nutrition care.
    •Learn strategies to address and prevent nutritional Insufficiency.
    •Review key features of the Kangaroo Connect enteral feeding pump and how it can support you in sustaining nutrition for your home patients.

     Click here for recording

  • VGM Retail Roadshows 2017

    Tuesday April 25, 2017 - April 25, 2017

    Place: Seattle, Wash. Time: 8:00 AM

    Join VGM Retail for a day-long, interactive, hands-on education event in your area.

    Learn from VGM Retail's team of experts, interact with VGM Retail preferred vendor partners and network with your industry peers. 

    New to the roadshows this year:

    •Two Unique Session Styles
    Are you considering adding or expanding your retail but don't know where to begin? Our Business Analysis sessions are perfect for you and your executive leaders. 

    Does your front-end sales staff need a refresh? Send your team to our Customer Service Training Sessions at Heartland and Medtrade Fall

    •Sessions are Free to all VGM Members!

    •Attendee-only Discounts From our Vendor Sponsors
    Our vendor sponsors - Vionic Shoes, Golden Technologies, Contour Products, and Knit-Rite/Therafirm - are offering special-order discounts for all Roadshow attendees.

    Click here for more information and registration

  • Breaking Bad Reimbursement Habits

    Tuesday April 25, 2017 - April 25, 2017

    Place: Orange County, CA Time: 8:00 AM

    Let us help you break those bad reimbursement habits.

    Welcome to Breaking Bad 2017! In this course Ronda and Dan will conduct a reimbursement analysis of the most common misconceptions about documentation and billing that have become habit through lack of clear guidance and using old techniques because that is how things were always done in the past......

    Your Breaking Bad agenda:
    •Myth Busters: Participating vs. non-participating and assigned vs. non-assigned claim submission
    •Life of a Claim: Inexpensive or Routinely Purchased and Capped Rental claim process
    •Dissecting the Fee Schedule to ensure you are getting paid accurately
    •Executing a valid ABN (denial, upgrade and retail transactions) that WILL hold up in an audit
    •Temporary Replacement Equipment: “AKA Loaner” (if you provide it, they WILL pay even retroactively)
    •Denial Resources: How to educate the payer when necessary
    •Audit Preparation: Audit survival guide

    VGM Education is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program. This program has been approved for 5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. Sponsor ID #: 9366708. AARC Course #: 144810000

    Click here for more information and registration

  • Breaking Bad Reimbursement Habits Seminar 2017

    Tuesday April 25, 2017 - April 25, 2017

    Place: Louisville, Ky. Time: 8:00 AM

    Let us help you break those bad reimbursement habits.

    Welcome to Breaking Bad 2017! In this course Ronda and Dan will conduct a reimbursement analysis of the most common misconceptions about documentation and billing that have become habit through lack of clear guidance and using old techniques because that is how things were always done in the past......

    Your Breaking Bad agenda:
    •Myth Busters: Participating vs. non-participating and assigned vs. non-assigned claim submission
    •Life of a Claim: Inexpensive or Routinely Purchased and Capped Rental claim process
    •Dissecting the Fee Schedule to ensure you are getting paid accurately
    •Executing a valid ABN (denial, upgrade and retail transactions) that WILL hold up in an audit
    •Temporary Replacement Equipment: “AKA Loaner” (if you provide it, they WILL pay even retroactively)
    •Denial Resources: How to educate the payer when necessary
    •Audit Preparation: Audit survival guide

    VGM Education is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program. This program has been approved for 5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. Sponsor ID #: 9366708. AARC Course #: 144810000

    Click here for more information and registration

  • MAMES Spring Excellence in HME

    Wednesday April 26, 2017 - April 28, 2017

    Place: Omaha, Neb. Time: 8:00 AM

    MAMES Spring Excellence in HME Convention & Exhibition
    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown
    1616 Dodge St
    Omaha, NE 68102

    Click Here for more information

  • The RAC is Back!

    Thursday April 27, 2017 - April 27, 2017

    Place: webinar Time: 1:00 PM

    The RAC is Back! Are you ready?

    CMS has given Performant Recovery, the new national Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS RAC, the greenlight to start auditing. Are you prepared? You need to be. 

    The first round of RAC audits were rough on providers. Occurring in 2011 to 2013, the previous RACs targeted many types of claims for review and the ensuing audits resulted in millions of dollars of recoupments — many of which are still winding their way through the backlogged appeal system. 

    In this informative webinar, presenter Kelly Grahovac, senior consultant for The van Halem Group, will provide participants with keen insight into what you can expect from this audit contractor; the specific issues that face your business in the months ahead; and how you should be preparing to respond to those audits. 

    What you will learn: 
    •Learn about the new RAC contract and how it can potentially affect you.
    •Understand the types of audits facing your industry to determine if you are at risk.
    •Discover the ramifications of a RAC audit on your business and what you can do to protect it.
    •Determine how you can protect your business from RAC audits and the industry resources that can help you do that.

    Date: Thursday: April 27, 2017 
    Time: 2 p.m. Eastern / 1 p.m. Central / 11 a.m. Pacific 
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Registration: This webinar is value priced at $89. Register below. 

    About Our Speaker: 
    Kelly Grahovac serves as a Senior Consultant for The van Halem Group where she focuses on audits, appeals, education and training across multiple lines of business and various specialties. Grahovac has nearly 10 years of experience at one of the nation’s leading Medicare contractors where she worked for the Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (DMERC), Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC), and A/B Medicare administrative contractor (MAC). Her most recent role with Medicare was working as a senior provider relations representative with the A/B MAC where she developed and delivered training courses to hospitals and physician office staff, medical billers, medical societies and state associations. Kelly has in-depth knowledge in Medicare appeals, policy and education and training. 

    Ask Questions: 
    The Webcast concludes with a 15-minute live Q&A session. 

    Webcast Access: Watch & Listen When You Want 
    All registrants will have access to the live event and an on-demand recording of the presentation. If registrants want to watch the presentation again or have a scheduling conflict, they can register and access the on-demand version of this Webcast, which will be available April 28 through July 27, 2017.

    Special Promotion:

    VGM members receive a $10 discount off the registration fee for this webinar. When registering for the webinar, please enter the promo code vgm10 in the “Please enter coupon codes” field, and be sure to click on the “Apply Coupon(s)” link.

    Register Here