What's New at Heartland 2015

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By: Tawni Tuetken, VGM Events The VGM Heartland Conference continues to be the premier educational event in the HME industry. At this year’s conference June 15-18, we're adding the following new opportunities to make the Heartland experience even better!

Hands-on Accessibility Product Training

AHIA, a division of VGM Group, Inc., is hosting a comprehensive technical program to enhance your knowledge and skills on the installation and repair techniques of accessibility products. Training will feature VGM Vendors Best Bath Systems, Safeway Step, Harmar and Prism Medical. Sign up when you register for Heartland at

Expert Round-table Discussions on Issues Important to HME

On Thursday, maximize your VGM Membership by getting free advice from a panel of experts on the most time-sensitive topics! Bring your lunch and your challenges to our experts and find out what they suggest. Some of the topics include audits, patient outcomes and compliance, and home modifications.

Know the Rules to Play the Game – Billing Workshop

"You Need to Know the Rules to Play the (Medicare Reimbursement) Game" and VGM's billing and reimbursement experts Ronda Buhrmester and Dan Fedor will teach you those rules. You’ll have a chance to put them into play by reviewing real-life claims for a hands-on learning experience.

Retail Science at Heartland

Just like hydrogen and oxygen atoms combine to create a water molecule in chemistry, combining fundamental retail "atoms" creates a successful HME retail "molecule." In our industry, retail "atoms" are used as individual parts, rather than as a whole system. To be a truly successful retailer, we must look at our business as we look at the H2O molecule and understand how all the parts come together to create our ideal HME retail "molecule." This year’s VGM’s Heartland Conference in Waterloo, Iowa, will provide fresh ideas and educational opportunities that will help you recharge your batteries, your business and your connections. To find more details on this conference visit