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In this episode of Industry Matters, OPGA president, Todd Eagen, talks with Dr. Kenton Kauffman of the Mayo Clinic about the Limb Loss and Preservation Registry. They discuss the importance of the outcomes program in providing evidence based care in the O&P profession.  
In today’s episode of Industry Matters we are talking about the upcoming Heartland Conference which is quickly approaching! June 13-15 VGM will hold its annual premier educational conference. And that is right here in our hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Joining me to talk about Heartland Conference are Committee Chair, Jill Blaser and Education Pillar, Kayla Mahler. 
In this episode of Industry Matters Mandi Joyner, Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications for VGM & Associates, talks with Mark Higley, VP of Regulatory Affairs for VGM Government about succession planning. Mark recently wrote a guide, “Succession Planning: Identifying What is Next for Your Business and How to Make it Happen,” to help members plan for the future. This podcast has common mistakes made, how to avoid to them, and best practices.Click HERE for the Succession Planning Guide  Mark Higley Cell Phone: 319.504.9515 
On today’s episode of Industry Matters we continue our series for our OPGA community. In this edition of “Women Leaders in O&P,” Ashlie White, OPGA’s O&P 2021 Woman of the Year and Director of Health policy and Strategic Alliances for AOPA, talks with Lesleigh Sisson, owner of O&P Insight. They discuss the importance of thorough and timely documentation to ensure proper reimbursement, challenges with same and similar devices, tips for your business, and much more.
In this episode of Industry Matters, Senior Director of Payer Relations for VGM Government, Ronda Buhrmester, and Dan Fedor, Director of Reimbursement and Education for U.S. Rehab, talk about lists - the master list, prior authorization, face to face, and written order prior to delivery. They cover the differences between the lists, recent changes with codes being added and removed from lists, the timing of additional changes, and what all of these updates mean for your business.  Standard Documentation Requirement Policy https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/view/article.aspx?articleid=55426 MLN SE 20007https://www.cms.gov/files/document/se20007.pdf UPCOMING WEBINAR Whaaaaat - CMS Announces the Codes on the Master List, Required List, and Those March 24, 2022 1:00 PM Central https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/795866519440662799?source=podcast  
We are very excited to be launching a new podcast series on Industry Matters for our OPGA community, “Women Leaders in O&P.” In this series, Ashlie White, OPGA’s O&P 2021 Woman of the Year and Director of Health policy and Strategic Alliances for AOPA, interviews other women leaders in the orthotics and prosthetics profession. In this first episode, Ashlie talks with Nikki Grace-Strader, the incoming fellow for NAAOP.  
In this episode of Industry Matters,  VP of Payer Relations for VGM Government Relations, Craig Douglas, talks with Market Sales Director for VGM Vendor Partner, Medline, Sal Grillo, about the impact from supply chain challenges, rising costs and stagnant reimbursement rates, shipping delays, workforce shortages, and how Medline is working to combat these issues. 
In this episode, Mandi Joyner, Director of Marketing and Communications at VGM & Associates talks with Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations and Reimbursement at VGM Government Relations about the changes coming to the oxygen equipment medical policy and how the renewed PHE continues to impact waivers. * Note: Since this recording, the PHE was renewed on January 14, 2022 for an additional 90 days.  More information is available here.  Additional Resources[Webinar] Live Chat with Ronda - Reviewing the PHE WaiversPublished in Billing & Reimbursement on January 20, 2022Click here to view the recording. [Webinar] New Oxygen NCD - Let's Discuss What This Means!Published in Respiratory on October 01, 2021Click here to view the handout.Click here to view the recording.Vlog: New Oxygen NCDVlog: Update to Prior Auth List and F2F/WOPD RequirementsNCA - Home Use of Oxygen and Home OxygenNew Oxygen Decision Memo for NDC
In today’s episode of Industry Matters we talk with Brian Leitten, CEO of Leitten Consulting, John Gallagher, VP VGM Government Relations, and Mark Higley, VP VGM Regulatory Affairs about an updated study, “Competitive Bidding - A Decade Focused on the Wrong Prize the Case for Medicare Investment in DME in 2021.” This study looks at how investing in DME instead of trying to control distribution, specifically in regard to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and falls, could save the government billions of dollars, as well as allow for more providers and greater care of beneficiaries. The study can be found here: https://www.vgmdclink.com/uploads/Document-Library/61cb718f762181b1af06911ee8dfef04.pdf  
In today’s episode of Industry Matters, Heather Trumm, director of VGM Wound Care, talks with Dr. Nancy Collins, a Registered Dietician about the role nutrition plays in wound healing. Listen as they discuss how important protein and vitamin C and D are in the healing process, what other foods and supplements need to be considered, overcoming objections to nutrition in wound healing, and advice for patients dealing with hard to heal wounds.  https://drnancycollins.com/  https://www.vgm.com/communities/hme/wound-care/  
In today’s episode of Industry Matters, Heather Trumm, director of VGM Wound Care, talks with Howie Morrison, owner of Aurora Manufacturing about increasing your revenue stream by adding Group 3 Fluidized Therapy Beds to your offerings, referral sources, and what dealers need to know if they are interested in this category.  Contact Information:howiemorrison@aol.com 704-490-0691 http://auroramfg.com/  Heather.trumm@vgm.com 
In this episode of Industry Matters, Mandi Joyner, director of marketing and communications for VGM & Associates, talks with president of the Van Halem Group Wayne van Halem and sales manager for GEMCO, Joseph Ault about CGM audits, qualifications for reimbursement and documentation, as well as the opportunities in the diabetic market.
In today’s episode, VP of Essentially Women, Nikki Jensen talks with Jolly Rechenberg, partner, chairmen, and co-CEO of American Breast Care (ABC) about the start of ABC, the importance of communication and feedback in the product development process, custom breast prothesis, and why the rose is much more than just a logo to American Breast Care.  
In today’s episode,  VP of Sales for VGM & Associates, Dave Lyman talks with CEO of Encore Health Care, Zach Gantt about the importance of respiratory outcomes in the DME world and how Encore can help manage patients, not devices. They also talk about building out individual care plans, managing populations of patients, and partnering with hospitals. www.encorehc.com 
In today’s episode, VGM and Associate's VP of Sales, Dave Lyman, talks with Founder and CEO of Circadiance, David Groll, about a new infant monitoring technology and program. They also discuss why all DMEs should be providing infant monitoring. www.circadiance.com 
In this episode of Industry Matters Mandi Joyner, director of marketing and communications for VGM & Associates, talks with two members of the Heartland Conference planning committee, Sarah Conger and Jill Blaser about all things Heartland! Listen to find out what new is coming to Heartland, how the committee is keeping attendees, vendor partners, and employee owners safe amidst COVID-19, educational opportunities, and this year's farewell event! 
In this episode of Industry Matters, VP of VGM Live at Home, Jim Greatorex, talks with Darren Corcoran with Vets Access and Steve Dawson of Harmar about the challenges overcome in 2020 and the opportunities in 2021 for the home accessibility market. Tune in to find out about Supply chain constraints, shipping damages, and the forecast for the rest of this year. 
In this episode of Industry Matters Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations at VGM, interviews Dr. Meir Kryger, Professor of Medicine at Yale University of Medicine about the impact COVID-19 had, and is having on sleep, as well how the BodiMetrics CIRCUL Sleep and Fitness Ring can be used to accurately track oxygen levels. Dr. Krieger has more than 40 years of experience in sleep medicine and has seen more than 40 thousand patients. You won't want to miss this episode! For more information on BodiMetrics call 844-744-8800 or email info@bodimetrics.com. 
In this episode of Industry Matters, Mandi Joyner, Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications for VGM & Associates talks with Rob Baumhover, Director of VGM Retail about how VGM Retail has REWIRED its services available to VGM members to help them adjust to the ever-changing landscape. Rob has been with VGM for more than 10 years, and prior to that was with big box retail for 20 years. Any questions, please reach out to Rob at rob.baumhover@vgm.com or call him at 319-504-6539.   
In today’s episode of Industry Matters Ronda Buhrmester, Senior Director of Payer Relations at VGM talks with two VGM members Stephanie Robinson, Chief Compliance Officer for Dynamic Healthcare Services and Shelia Roberson, Chief Compliance Officer for Great Elm Healthcare about how their organizations are navigating the Public Health Emergency by quickly adapting to change at the beginning of the PHE and now, continuing to be nimble while still providing their patients with outstanding service.
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