VGM is committed to the Industry

HME Providers Must Be Heard in Congress

The HME industry may be small, but we play an integral role in the lives of millions of Americans. CMS audits and competitive bidding policies are challenging HME businesses large and small, forcing patients to do without the products and services they need.

We’re here to help VGM members navigate the complexities of the legislative process and regulatory rules with two goals in mind: first, you have freedom to do business and, second, your voice is heard.

Visit the VGM Government Relations website

Competitive Bidding Help

Mark Higley is an expert at navigating government rules and programs related to competitive bidding. He is driven to educate and assist our members through the competitive bidding process, providing the necessary resources and ensuring their best chance at making the proper bidding decisions. Whether you choose to bid as an individual provider, join a network, or take advantage of subcontracting options, VGM NCB Services has the tools you need.

Visit his National Competitive Bidding Services website.

Partnering with Patients and National Advocacy Groups to Tell the HME Story

Engaging patients, caregivers, and advocacy organizations to take part in battles to protect the HME industry is the top priority of People for Quality Care. A non-partisan advocacy organization, they are working to ensure that HME remains a critical part of the heath care continuum. They do this by sharing the stories with Congress of real people affected by inefficient health care policies and partnering with national non-profit organizations, such as the COPD Foundation and the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Visit the People for Quality Care website.

We Commend the Work of State Associations and Seek to Support Them in Every Way

VGM believes state associations play an integral role in the health of our industry. We make every effort to provide resources and speakers to seasonal conferences throughout the country. Many of our VGM associates serve on the board of directors of their regional state association, proudly working to improve provider engagement, educational opportunities, and the strength of state associations in their states.

View Association Discounts.

VGM associates serving as board members.

ACMESA (Atlantic Coast Medical
Equipment Services Association)
 Gil McCall and John Gallagher
ATHOMES (Association for Tennessee Home
Oxygen & Medical Equipment Services)
 John Gallagher
Big Sky AMES (Association of Medical
Equipment Suppliers - Montana, Idaho, Wyoming)
 John Gallagher
CAMPS (California Association for
Medical Providers)
 Paul Ondrusek
FAHCS (Florida Alliance of Home
Care Services)
 Gerry Finazzo and John Gallagher
Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association  Ronda Buhrmester
HOMES (Home Medical Equipment and
Services Association of New England)
 Dan Fedor and John Gallagher
KMESA (Kentucky Medical Equipment
Suppliers Association)
 John Gallagher
MAMES (Midwest Association for Medical
Equipment Services & Supplies)
 Jay Kopriva
MNHCA (Maryland National Capital
Homecare Association)
 John Gallagher
NEMEP (Northeast Medical Equipment
Providers Association)
 John Gallagher
OAMES (Ohio Association of Medical
Equipment Services)
 Dave Lyman
OMEPA (Oklahoma Medical Equipment
Providers Association)
 John Gallagher and Jay Kopriva
PAMES (Pacific Association for Medical
Equipment Services)
 John Gallagher
PAMS (Pennsylvania Association of
Medical Suppliers)
 Dan Casper
SCMESA (South Carolina Medical
Equipment Services Association)
 Gil McCall
SWMESA (Southwest Medical
Equipment Suppliers Association)
 John Gallagher
TexMep (Texas Medical Equipment
Providers Association) 
 Bob Rodriguez


To access contact information about your state association, visit the State Association page.