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Join us at Medtrade Spring 2019 - Booth number 615
April 16-17, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

VGM Member Discounts  |  VGM Events  |  Education Sessions and Workshops

 

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VGM Member Discounts

Code: VGMMSC - $25 conference discount for VGM members

Code: VGMMSE - Free expo pass for VGM members

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VGM Events

Join VGM Group and fellow VGM members and vendors for the following events at Medtrade Spring.

VGM Member/Vendor Party

Wednesday, April 17 • 7-10 p.m.
Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay
Wear your Medtrade badge to ensure entrance into the party.

VGM Sponsored Power Lunch

Wednesday, April 17 • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Moderated by RJ Meyer, Sr. VP of Sales, VGM & Associates

Fuel up on lunch and information crucial to making your business survive and thrive. Fill your plate with a quick lunch, and head to your pre-selected table where the moderator will kick off your roundtable group discussion. Learn from experts, hear from your peers, and take back solutions to your office. Seats fill up quickly, so register early! Advance registration required. See pricing.

There will be a table for each of the following topics. You must select one of the following tables to attend when registering and remain at that table during the event:

  • Billing/Reimbursement/Audits: Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group
  • Cybersecurity and Technology: Carol Albaugh, Technical Solutions Consultant, VGM Technologies
  • Payer Relations: Craig Douglas, Vice President of Payer and Member Relations, VGM & Associates
  • Retail: Rob Baumhover, Director of VGM Retail, VGM & Associates
  • Sales and Leadership: Ty Bello, President and Founder, [email protected]
  • Online Marketing: Christina Throndson, Vice President, VGM Forbin
  • Customer Lifetime Value: Lindy Zars, Senior VP of Marketing, VGM & Associates
Rise and Retail Breakfast Round Tables

Thursday, April 18 • 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by VGM Retail

Come one, Come all! It’s time to fill those tummies and talk retail. At this delightful breakfast attendees will have a chance to fill up on a mouth-watering hearty breakfast AND fill their brains with the active ingredients that make up a successful retail operation. In this lively atmosphere, attendees will rotate between four roundtables to discuss employee training, marketing, products, and merchandising. Advanced registration required.


Education Sessions and Workshops

VGM Group’s thought leaders are presenting at Medtrade Spring. Check out the list of presenters and topics below.

Tuesday, April 16

Workshops

8 a.m. – Noon
Competitive Bidding – Preparing the Industry for a New Round

Presented by Mark Higley, VP of Regulatory Affairs, VGM & Associates

Education Sessions

1:30 – 3 p.m.
Audit Strategies: What's the Best Way to Handle TPE or UPIC Audits

Presented by Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group, and Denise Leard, Shareholder, Brown & Fortunato, PC

Managing the Many Hats

Presented by Maria Markusen, Director of Operations and Development, VGM Retail

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Security and Risk Analyses: A Critical Requirement to Protect Your Business and Your Patient's Data

Presented by Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group

Why There is a Disconnect Between the Clinical Community and Home Safety Modification Providers

Presented by Jim Greatorex, Vice President, VGM Live at Home

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Analyzing Your Business Year After Year

Presented by Maria Markusen, Director of Operations and Development, VGM Retail, and Michael Scarsella, National Sales Director, Compass Health Brands

Current Status of Legislative Activity

Presented by John Gallagher, Vice President of Government Relations, VGM & Associates

Don't Be Two-Faced: Making Your Online Brand As Positive As Your Offline Brand

Presented by Christina Throndson, Vice President, VGM Forbin

The A,B,C,D, and Es of DME

Presented by: Kelly Grahovac, Senior Consultant, The van Halem Group; Ronda Buhrmester, Director of Reimbursement, VGM Group, Inc.; Sarah Hannah, CEO, ECS North; and Miriam Lieber, President, Lieber Consulting LLC


Wednesday, April 17

Education Sessions

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Where HIPAA Compliance and Cyber Security Intersect: Are You Protected?

Presented by Carol Albaugh, Technical Solutions Consultant, VGM Technologies, and Kelly Grahovac, Senior Consultant, The van Halem Group

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
E-Prescribing: The Response to CMS' Goal to Kill the Fax Machine

Presented by Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group; Courtney Thomas, Senior Consultant, Brightree; Jason Farmer, CEO, Stratice Healthcare; Jeff Baird, Attorney, Brown and Fotunato, PC; Nick Knowlton, Vice President Business Development, Brightree; Steve Zerneri, Senior Vice President of Growth, Parachute Health; and Zane Schott, COO, DME Hub

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Audits: The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between!

Presented by Kelly Grahovac, Senior Consultant, The van Halem Group, and Sharon Briggman, Director of Training and Compliance, Prochant

Map the Path to Purchase: Using Customer Journey Maps to Enhance Customer Experience and Increase Revenue

Presented by: Lindy Zars, Senior VP of Marketing, VGM & Associates


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