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PFQC and SMMS Unite

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Unifying the voices of consumer advocates nationwide, VGM Group Inc. and the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) have announced merger plans for their respective consumer advocacy groups into a single, industry-wide consumer advocacy platform.

Under this initiative, Save My Medical Supplies and People for Quality Care will combine under the People for Quality Care brand, amplifying the consumer voice and providing a more powerful platform to advocate for beneficiaries who rely on home medical equipment.

“I am thrilled with the relationship and passion VGM and AAHomecare share for our industry,” says Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “By aligning our efforts for consumer advocacy, we have fortified our presence as the voice for the patients we all serve.”

Together, the group aims to use its collective influence and resources to better reach, educate and engage consumers who have been detrimentally impacted by poor health care policies and to share their message with Congress. The HME industry is encouraged to send consumers and family caregivers to the People for Quality Care website at www.peopleforqualitycare.org  regarding HME issues that affect Medicare beneficiaries and the people who serve them.

“This coordinated, collaborative effort builds upon our past successes while streamlining advocacy efforts to maximize impact,” says Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. “Combining assets enable the consumer message to be heard through the halls of Congress as we fight for desperately needed reforms to preserve the homecare benefit that millions of Americans depend on.”

For additional information, please contact:

Gordon Barnes, communications director for AAHomecare, at gbarnes@aahomecare.org or Kelly Turner, director of People for Quality Care for VGM Group Inc., at kelly.turner@vgm.com

 

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