CMS, SBA Reps to Attend Heartland Conference

Posted on in HME Government Issues, Heartland 2017

VGM’s annual Heartland Conference will be the site of a panel discussion with officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

During the session, held June 13, CMS and SBA will discuss the future of the competitive bidding program, as well as promote government resources available for small businesses to use. The open forum will also provide an opportunity for audience members to interact with the panelists.

“We are thrilled for Heartland attendees to have the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback directly with officials from CMS and the SBA on impacts to their business from regulations,” said John Gallagher, VGM’s vice president of Government Relations. “Providing platforms to share their concerns and connecting VGM members with resources to navigate the regulatory environment helps strengthen and protect their businesses.”    

Attending on behalf of the two agencies are CMS Competitive Acquisition Ombudsman, Tangita Daramola, and Deputy Ombudsman for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness of the SBA, Yolanda Swift. In addition to the agencies, Medicare contractors have been invited to participate. Gallagher will moderate the session and along with Daramola, Swift and the contractors, will be available to answer questions asked by attendees.  

Compliance and regulatory is one of nine tracks of education held during Heartland Conference. Visit to view the complete schedule of courses, speakers, exhibitors and social events.