Packer Perspective: Keeping You Updated Through the Pandemic

Published in Complex Rehab on June 11, 2020

U.S. Rehab has continued to work diligently on your behalf through the pandemic. We completely understand your frustrations and concerns with all that is happening in the world today. We will continue to keep you informed with updates from the Government Relations team and on our COVID-19 website.  

Dan Fedor, U.S. Rehab’s billing and reimbursement expert, is working alongside VGM’s Craig Douglas to understand the acceptable billing practices for COVID-19 related items, and they will continue updating members on any new procedures you should be adopting until the system is converted back to pre-COVID-19 operations.

We have been working with NCART, NRRTS, ITEM, United Spinal, CTF, and other organizations to develop the information that will be presented to CMS on the standing and seat elevating program that will help the industry receive proper payment and approval on these highly-effective and necessary devices. This collaborative effort has pulled many groups together to work hard for the benefit and enhancement of the lives we serve.

VGM & Associates continues to provide top-notch education to our members by moving our annual Heartland Conference to be virtual, now called “Heartland At Home.” This is the first time we have had to move to computer-based presentations and educational programs versus having our big family come to the home base to receive education and fellowship. Our midwest hospitality will be on the internet this year, and we are very excited to present coursework and virtual meet ups to keep our membership informed of what is happening in the marketplace while also giving those educational opportunities we are very well-known for. Be sure to join us for “Heartland At Home,” happening now until July 10.

U.S. Rehab will continue to help support you and your staff as we move through the remainder of 2020. If you have questions or comments for how we can help, please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here to work with you to find answers to questions that may have not been asked yet. We are here to give you a hand so you can continue to stand for our industry and make the population we serve healthier and happier while they cope with their personal situations at hand.  

As always, thank you for your continued membership with U.S. Rehab.

Greg Packer

(800) 987-7342

[email protected]

comments powered by Disqus

From Our Experts

Branding Matters. A Lot. To Your Customers and Your Bottom Line thumbnail Branding Matters. A Lot. To Your Customers and Your Bottom Line Your company's brand is the most valuable business asset you own. Branding is the single most important thing you can do to positively affect your revenue. As you begin planning for 2022, give these two things a little love, and your business will grow significantly. Referral Source Marketing in Today's Environment thumbnail Referral Source Marketing in Today's Environment Whether you realize it or not, DMEPOS companies today need to put a lot of strategy and thought behind their marketing efforts. Let's look at some steps you should consider to help your referral source marketing efforts in the current landscape. While the focus will be on individuals and organizations supplying care, I'll touch on payers briefly too, as there is some overlap in tactics. How a Successful Marketing Strategy Leads to a Better ROI for Your Business thumbnail How a Successful Marketing Strategy Leads to a Better ROI for Your Business Sleep Solutions Home Medical is quite innovative when it comes to marketing and varying sales strategies. Robyn Parrott and Katie Parrott discuss marketing strategies to consider for the coming year. Prospecting 101 thumbnail Prospecting 101 After many years in the sales and marketing arena, Rhonda McCumber has found that it's extremely important to know and understand both the industry and the audience you wish to connect with. The first step in doing this is to learn how to prospect successfully. New DMERT Group Website Unveiled thumbnail New DMERT Group Website Unveiled The DMERT Group is excited to unveil their newly redesigned website. PR: Proactive Relations, Not Public Relations thumbnail PR: Proactive Relations, Not Public Relations Originally featured in VGM's recent playbook, Optimizing Sales and Marketing in the DMEPOS Space, Mandi Joyner discusses why and how a good public relations strategy should not just complement your marketing efforts but should be an integral part of them. ATP Renewal Guidelines During the PHE thumbnail ATP Renewal Guidelines During the PHE COVID-19 has brought about several challenges to our businesses, including meeting standard guidelines for ATP renewal or recertification. RESNA's PSB has decided to review renewal situations on a case-by-case basis. VGM Calls for Heartland Conference 2022 Speakers thumbnail VGM Calls for Heartland Conference 2022 Speakers VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference. With a number of education tracks to fill, conference organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a variety of topics including respiratory, business leadership and people strategies, rehab, billing and reimbursement, business operations, retail, sales and marketing, home accessibility, and audits.