MEDTRADE

VGM at [Virtual] Medtrade Fall 2020!


Education Sessions and Workshops

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

Wednesday, Nov. 4
10:00 –11:00 a.m.

  • Current Legislative Activity
    - John Gallagher, Vice President, VGM Government Relations

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

  • Dissecting an OCR Investigation: A Case Study for HME Suppliers
    - Kelly Grahovac, The van Halem Group

12:15–1:15 p.m.

  • Billing, Reimbursement, and the Operation Impact of COVID-19
    - Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement and Miriam Liber, President, Liber Consulting, LLC

12:15–1:15 p.m.

  • HME in a Post-Pandemic Environment
    - Mark Higley, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, VGM Government Relations; Craig Douglas, Vice President, Payer and Member Relations, VGM Government Relations; Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director Payer Relations and Reimbursement, VGM Government Relations.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Marketing SMART After 6’ Apart: The Road to Recovery
    - Christina Throndson, Business Development, Hellman, A Division of VGM

3:45–4:45 p.m.

  • COVID-19: Ask the Experts Panel
    - Moderator: Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group
    - Panelists: Cara Bachenheimer, Attorney, Brown & Fortunato; Andrea Stark, Member, MiraVista, LLC; Kim Brummett, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Laura Williard, Vice President of Payer Relations, AAHomecare

Thursday, Nov. 5
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

  • Audit and Compliance Guidance in the Post-Pandemic Era
    - Wayne van Halem, President, The van Halem Group and Kelly Grahovac, General Manager, The van Halem Group

12:15–1:15 p.m.

  • Staying Connected to Employees and Patients in a Global Crisis
    - Will Cousin, President, VGM Forbin

1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Cybersecurity and the HME Supplier: What You Need to Know Now
    - Kelly Grahovac, General Manager, The van Halem Group and Jay Bracken, Information Security Officer, VGM Group, Inc.

Register Today!

Use CODE VGM0 to receive $10 off


Show Specials

Off The Shelf Marketing
All new OTS program orders over $500 will receive 50 free NEWLY UPDATED Off the Shelf non-branded, 16-page Medicare Quick Reference guide at no additional charge*.

  • New Guide Version Includes:
  • Updated Medicare standards
  • New booklet design
  • Tiered page experience for quick access to product section
  • 7 featured product categories
  • Patient Lifts/Lift Chairs/Commodes
  • Support Surfaces/Beds
  • Mobility Equipment/Non-Invasive Ventilators
  • Home Oxygen
  • Respiratory Assist Device (RAD)
  • Positive Airway Pressure Device (PAP)
  • Nebulizer Machines

To learn more or take advantage of the Medtrade special, contact Christina Throndson at 319-274-6594 or [email protected].

*Note: Shipping charges will apply pending the client approval. Offering does not apply to reprint orders. Promotion expires Nov. 10, 2020. Customization and branding to guide is not included.


Strategic Imaging
Strategic Imaging is offering 10% off the CPAP Resupply Mailer Program AND any apparel and promotional item purchase.

To learn more and take advantage of the 10% discount on the CPAP Resupply Mailer Program, contact Mike Reyhons at 319-939-7218 or [email protected].

To learn more and take advantage of the 10% discount on any apparel and promotional item purchase, contact Melanie Tournier at 319-939-3344 or [email protected].


The van Halem Group
HIPAAwise – Our HIPAA compliance software is a comprehensive, cost-effective solution that helps companies manage a successful HIPAA compliance program in one easy to use platform. Contracts executed at the show will receive a 25% discount off implementation fee, a saving of up to $600.           

vHG Monthly Compliance Packages – Designed to augment your existing compliance program and help ensure your program is meeting the expectations of the OIG. Receive 10% off the monthly compliance package rate for the first 12 months.

To learn more or take advantage of the Medtrade special, contact Kelly Grahovac at [email protected] or call 404-343-1815.


VGM Education
VGM Education is offering a 30% discount on their education services! Please contact Cindy Diehl Yang at [email protected] and mention Medtrade Special.

VGM Financial Services

  • 3-month delay followed by 12 months at 5.99%
  • “No Doc Fee to VGM Members” – A $125 Saving

To learn more or take advantage of the Medtrade special, contact Chad Hamann at 800-532-4656 or [email protected].


VGM Forbin

  • $500 OFF PowerWeb HME Marketing Website with Catalog
  • $800 OFF HME eCommerce Website
  • Free 1-hour IT Consultation with VGM Forbin’s Senior IT Analyst
  • Free 1-hour Marketing Consultation with VGM Forbin’s Senior Marketing Strategis

If you would like to take advantage of this deal, please email [email protected].


VGM HOMELINK
Stop turning down referrals because you are out of network. With HOMELINK, you gain access to our network of 2,000+ insurance providers at no cost to you!

To learn more or get started, contact Shawn Joblinske, Director, DMEPOS/Home Health Provider Relations & Network Development, at 319-274-6634.


VGM Insurance
VGM Insurance has put together a bundle of continuing education that customers can access for FREE. Courses available include:

  • Active Shooter: What You Can Do
  • Documentation Prior to Claim Submission
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Driver Safety - Prevention of Vehicle Accidents
  • Understanding HIPAA
  • Standard Precautions and Infection Control
  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Contact your VGM Insurance Account Manager or call 800-362-3363 to get started.


VGM Market Data
VGM Market Data is offering a 5% discount on all data visualization packages signed within 30 days of Medtrade.

To learn more and take advantage of the Medtrade special pricing, contact [email protected] or call directly at 866-394-6868.

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