Services

VGM’s team anticipates future needs of its members and figures out a way to offer that product or service internally or through a supplier partner. From manufacturers to patients, VGM connects those with products or services to those who need them.

More than just savings.

VGM members can have it all. No matter where your business’s focus lies, VGM simplifies everyday business needs so you can put your resources where they matter most. Whether it’s insurance, education, or anything in between or beyond, we connect you to what you need to be successful today and tomorrow.

Data and Lead Generation

VGM Market Data provides members exclusive access to the largest and most comprehensive claims database in the country, helping you put your money in the right place.

Billing, Reimbursement, Audits and Compliance

The experts at VGM are dedicated to ensuring you get to focus on doing what you do best – caring for your patients and customers. Our reimbursement services are designed to help you get paid and avoid the unexpected so you can keep growing your business.

Patient Product Fulfillment

Outsourcing your product fulfillment services with VGM Fulfillment can bring a huge return on investment, freeing up inventory space, time, and money.

Insurance, Bonds & Risk Management

In an ever-evolving industry, VGM Insurance knows how to make sure you're covered for all those unexpected moments.

Patient Advocacy

People for Quality Care is a grass-roots organization that organizes patients and advocacy groups to speak out about the issues that affect quality health care and provider access.

Education and Networking

VGM Education offers online education and compliance solutions for the entire continuum of care, including home health, home medical, and long-term care.

Retail Expertise

VGM Retail brings retail solutions through education to DMEPOS providers. With over 60+ years combined years of retail and healthcare experience, VGM Retail has turned retailing into a science by marrying the practices of traditional retailers with the unique aspects of your industry.

Patient Travel & Relocation

Whether patients need to travel for care or just need a good vacation, Freedom Link can help them get the equipment they need while traveling.

Payer Network Access

Gain access to over 2,000 insurance carriers nationwide, and keep more referrals with HOMELINK's payer network and Provider Direct Referral program.

Marketing Services

From creative, traditional, digital, print and everything in between, VGM's full-service marketing programs help members capture more of their market.

Finance & Leasing

With flexible and competitively priced financial solutions, combined with their personalized approach to your business, VGM Financial Services creates custom products and programs tailored to you.

Security & Technology

VGM Forbin is here to help you with anything technology-related. We specialize in Technology Risk and Compliance for the healthcare industry, providing one-time assessments or a complete managed IT service to continuously reduce IT vulnerabilities while improving efficiency through technology.

Medicare Fraud Reporting

Fraud Eradication Advisory Team - help report medicare fraud

Government Relations

The HME Industry may be small as compared to the rest, but we play an integral role in the lives of millions of Americans. CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) audits and competitive bidding policies are challenging HME businesses large and small of all sizes, forcing patients to go without the products and services they need. VGM Government Relations is here to help VGM Members navigate the complexities of the legislative process and regulatory rules.

From Our Experts

The 2022 Midterm Elections: Where Do We Go From Here? thumbnail The 2022 Midterm Elections: Where Do We Go From Here? It has been a month since the 2022 midterm elections. Where do we go from here? Please read this article for all the important updates and information from this past election and what VGM Government Relations plans for the future! Last Chance to Take Our Survey! What Are Your Concerns Going into 2023? thumbnail Last Chance to Take Our Survey! What Are Your Concerns Going into 2023? We want to hear from you! VGM Government Relations wants to ensure that we focus on the issues that mean the most to our VGM members. Our team will review the survey responses and frame our planning for 2023 around the feedback received. The survey will close on Dec. 4, 2022. CMS Releases New CPI-U Adjustments for DMEPOS in 2023 thumbnail CMS Releases New CPI-U Adjustments for DMEPOS in 2023 Today, Dec. 1, 2022, CMS released the quarterly fee schedule update for DMEPOS. It includes the annual inflation factor to be applied to DMEPOS items effective January 1, 2023, with an implantation date of January 3, 2023. The breakdown of the adjustment is below. Act Now For Reimbursement Relief and Tell Us About Your Priorities For 2023 thumbnail Act Now For Reimbursement Relief and Tell Us About Your Priorities For 2023 As we enter the final weeks of the 117th Congress and 2022, the VGM Government Relations team will be working to push Congress to include reimbursement relief into any end of the year packages. Priorities Set for DMEPOS as VGM's State Leader Summit Last Week thumbnail Priorities Set for DMEPOS as VGM's State Leader Summit Last Week VGM's annual State Leader Summit wrapped up last week at the VGM headquarters in Waterloo, IA. Leaders from state associations all over the country attended and discussed priorities for 2023 as well as ways to improve their associations. The House of Representatives Passed the Lymphedema Treatment Act! thumbnail The House of Representatives Passed the Lymphedema Treatment Act! Today, the full House of Representatives passed the Lymphedema Treatment Act, moving us one giant step closer to the bill becoming law! Disaster Preparedness: Speak Up About Expense thumbnail Disaster Preparedness: Speak Up About Expense Are there any efforts to improve processes during a disaster? Reminder: New Contractor Steps in to Handle Suppliers Billing Number Privileges thumbnail Reminder: New Contractor Steps in to Handle Suppliers Billing Number Privileges Reminder: As of Nov. 7, 2022, there is a new contractor coming on board to handle suppliers' billing number privileges (PTAN). We know the common name National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) that has been contracted with Palmetto GBA.
“As part of VGM, I feel like I am part of something much larger. Something that’s hard to express in words. It is a community where I can access resources and advice for my business to thrive in a constantly changing environment, and, as a bonus, it is also a community of people I trust and consider my friends.” Colleen Hunter
Owner
Browing’s Pharmacy and Healthcare