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  • Nutritional Factors Impacting the Prevention and Treatment of Wounds

    Thursday July 07, 2016 - July 07, 2016

    Place: Webinar Time: 10:00 AM

    • Presenter:

    Lisa C Logan, Rd, CNSC
    Enteral Program Manager/Nutritional Support Clinican
    McKesson Medical-Surgical
    303-503-6286
    lisa.logan@mckesson.com

    Successful wound healing and the prevention of avoidable pressure ulcers is a team sport. This session will help to educate health care professionals on the nutrition-related risk factors leading to skin breakdown, along with the importance of proper nutritional support in promoting proper healing. There will be a comprehensive review of key nutritional components imperative in the wound healing process.

    This seminar will also focus on understanding proper monitoring guidelines and key laboratory data required to evaluate risk and the patient's ability to heal wounds effectively. Participants will be provided summary guidelines based on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's (NPUAP) recent recommendations to help in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Identify factors that place patients at high risk for impaired wound healing.
    •Understand nutritional components involved in wound healing.
    •Demonstrate competency in understanding and interpreting commonly used laboratory data.
    •Review the nutrition-related pressure ulcer guidelines and nutrition support protocols based on data from the 2014 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) European Pressure Ulcer (EPUAP) Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) organizations.
    •Introduction to McKesson's WoundCare Companion™ Program

    Sponsored by McKesson

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  • Making the Initial Visit Count for the Breast Care Patient

    Thursday July 14, 2016 - July 14, 2016

    Place: Webinar Time: 10:00 AM

    • Presenter:

    Jackie Valdez, ABC CO, BOCP, FAAOP
    Director of O&P Education
    Trulife
    800-492-1088
    jvaldez@trulife.com

     

    The post-mastectomy patient who is experiencing her first fitting is vulnerable and likely knows nothing about the products that she needs. It is the role of the fitter to prepare for the visit, put her at ease and provide a good experience and an excellent fitting.

    This course covers the components of an initial post-mastectomy fitting, including assessment of the patient's specific needs and supplementing patient understanding of post-mastectomy fittings and preparation for patient teaching by the fitter. 

    Learning Objectives:
    •Individualize fittings to meet the patient's needs.
    •Identify significant aspects of professionalism.
    •Compare and contrast the qualities of various mastectomy products.
    •Prepare themselves for patient teaching to ensure a successful outcome.

    Sponsored by Trulife

    Special Promotion/Offerings:
    Buy six Trulife Silicone Breast Forms*, get 1 FREE (on top of your 10% VGM discount!), one hour free CEU, and attendees receive a beautiful purple fitting robe!

    Offer valid July 14-29, 2016. Special ordering code given at conclusion of webinar.
    *Eligible Breast Forms: Aris, Sublime, Impressions, Silk and BodiCool

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  • Retail Science Roadshow

    Tuesday July 19, 2016 - July 19, 2016

    Place: Louisville, Ken. Time: 8:30 AM

    An exclusive business development opportunity brought to you by VGM Retail.

    The 2016 VGM Retail Science Roadshow is a one-day, hands-on, interactive educational event sponsored by VGM Retail. Led by three of the industry's most seasoned experts in health care retail, the Roadshow sessions will provide you with practical tips, techniques and strategies for how to grow your business with retail. You will also learn directly from the vendors about the latest and greatest retail products that will help to skyrocket your business to success.

    Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport
    2735 Crittenden Dr
    Louisville, KY 40209

    Register Here 

  • Ensuring Accurate Modifiers and Reimbursement for Wheelchair Accessories

    Tuesday July 19, 2016 - July 19, 2016

    Place: Webinar Time: 10:00 AM

    Presenter

    Dan Fedor, Reimbursement Specialist
    VGM Group, Inc
    570-499-8459
    dan.fedor@vgm.com

    Several major changes have been implemented in July that greatly impact billing and reimbursement of wheelchair accessories.

    During this webinar, VGM's reimbursement expert, Dan Fedor, will explain which common wheelchair accessories have been reclassified to capped rental and list the other accessories that have multiple fee schedules. He will also inform attendees how to ensure accurate reimbursement for CRT accessories in competitive bid areas and for those used on Group 3 power wheelchairs, both in and out of competitive bid areas.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify which accessories are capped rental.
    • Determine if the accessory has the first month purchase option (new/replacement).
    •Explain the proper modifiers for each billing scenario.
    •Understand how to ensure accurate reimbursement for CRT accessories in a competitive area and for those used on Group 3 power wheelchair bases for past and future claims.

    Sponsored by U.S. Rehab

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  • NAMPS Meeting

    Wednesday July 20, 2016 - July 20, 2016

    Place: Reno, Nev. Time: 8:00 AM

  • Practical Merchandising Tips and Techniques

    Thursday July 21, 2016 - July 21, 2016

    Place: Webinar Time: 10:00 AM

    Presenters:

    Jim Mahon, National Account Manager
    Roscoe Medical
    800-376-7263
    jim_mahon@roscoemedical.com


    Rob Clear, Regional Account Executive
    Roscoe Medical
    800-376-7263
    rob.clear@compasshealthbrands.com

    Learn how to create the in-store retail experience consumers and caregivers desire with practical merchandising tips and techniques. You will also discover the right product mix to carry, how MAP pricing works and why education-at-shelf can help drive sales.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Explore the right retail product mix for the HME dealer.
    •Understand what MAP pricing is and how it can benefit the HME dealer.
    •Discover product demonstration areas to help drive sales.
    •Provide educational tools including selection tops, things to consider and fitting guides.

    Special Promotion/Offering
    Purchase 12 rolls of the same color of STRENGTH TAPE and receive a free POP display and one 3-oz. roll-on of Subzero. Below are the item numbers.

    Item # Description
     LZ3075  SubZero 3oz Roll-on
     6305-5UN  Strength Tape 5M Roll Uncut, Black
     6320-5UN  Strength Tape 5M Roll Uncut, Red
     6310-5UN  Strength Tape 5M Roll Uncut, Beige
     6350-5UN  Strength Tape 5M, Silver

     

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  • ADMEA Convention

    Wednesday July 27, 2016 - July 28, 2016

    Place: Birmingham, Ala. Time: 8:00 AM

    ADMEA Convention
    Embassy Suites Birmingham-Hoover
    Birmingham, AL 35244 

    Click here for Registration 

  • Ensuring Accurate Modifiers and Reimbursement for Wheelchair Accessories

    Thursday July 28, 2016 - July 28, 2016

    Place: Webinar Time: 1:00 PM

    Presenter

    Dan Fedor, Reimbursement Specialist
    VGM Group, Inc
    570-499-8459
    dan.fedor@vgm.com

    This is an encore presentation with VGM's reimbursement expert Dan Fedor as he reviews several major changes that have been implemented in July that greatly impact billing and reimbursement of wheelchair accessories.

    During this webinar, Dan will explain which common wheelchair accessories have been reclassified to capped rental and list the other accessories that have multiple fee schedules. He will also inform attendees how to ensure accurate reimbursement for CRT accessories in competitive bid areas and for those used on Group 3 power wheelchairs, both in and out of competitive bid areas.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Identify which accessories are capped rental.
    • Determine if the accessory has the first month purchase option (new/replacement).
    •Explain the proper modifiers for each billing scenario.
    •Understand how to ensure accurate reimbursement for CRT accessories in a competitive area and for those used on Group 3 power wheelchair bases for past and future claims.

    Sponsored by U.S. Rehab

    Register Here