Education & Resources

The VGM Respiratory program is organized to make it easy for you to access the information you need. We understand that the patients you serve need education about his or her entire disease state vs. just providing a piece of equipment. We also know that the likelihood of a patient having multiple disease states or other lingering health-related problems due to his or her disease state is extremely high. Educating your patients about relevant disease states and offering the products and services he or she needs for overall wellness ensures you have loyal, repeat customers and, in turn, a healthier business. Each one of our program categories includes access to proprietary education and resources.

Education

Webinars with CEUs from AARC, are complimentary for VGM members. Some past webinars include:

  • Is it really just COPD? Recognition and Treatment of Bronchiectasis
  • Moving From Competitive Bid Equipment Services to Patient-Centered Outcome Based Services
  • The Customer Experience: How Respiratory Therapists Can Improve Patient Satisfaction
  • The Future of Non-Invasive Ventilation

Educational Events and Networking Opportunities
From VGM’s annual Heartland Conference to Medtrade and road shows to help gather members from across the country, you will find our respiratory experts and have opportunities to get to know your peers in the space. Here is a full list of VGM events.

Resources

Profitability Calculators
Do you know if certain product offerings are profitable for your business? When looking to expand your business, do you struggle to know what segments might best balance out your portfolio? Custom-built profitability calculators in the VGM Respiratory Program will help you get the answers you’re looking for and maximize your revenue. And, for VGM members, they are right at your fingertips!

Policy and Procedures Manuals
Comprehensive manuals (specific to each category) are in one convenient place for business items, such as:

  • Business support
  • Staffing
  • Admission criteria
  • Calibration
  • Compliance
  • Policy requirements
  • Templates
  • Safety precautions
  • Tracking
  • Transportation requirements
  • Much more!

Programs and Guides

Our Sleep Program Guide helps you decide if sleep therapy fits your business, start and develop a program, and find resources and vendors you can trust.

Invasive and noninvasive ventilation is an industry filled with policies and procedures that can leave anyone’s head spinning. Our Home Ventilation Management Program Manual includes:

  • Policy and procedure templates
  • Accreditation standards
  • Documentation and reimbursement information
  • Competency assessments and other helpful forms

The Home Ventilation Management Program Manual is available here

Products, Services and Promotions

We partner with only the best of the best to offer you a well-rounded portfolio of products and services for the respiratory segment of your business. In each category, you will have access to valuable information, solutions and incremental growth products to help you build and expand your business.

Billing and Reimbursement FAQs

We help you stay current with billing and reimbursement nuances and answer you questions to help get you paid. We’ve even included forms that you can download and make your own.

List Serv

  • Connect with other DMEs experiencing the same challenges
  • Learn best practices
  • Stay up-to-date on policy and regulation
  • Get your questions answered by industry experts