VGM offers a number of programs to help members strengthen the products the services they offer, as well as to promote continuing education and the home care and home medical equipment industries.
HME Group Purchasing
"Access the home care industry's most comprehensive group purchasing portfolio."
VGM members purchase $3.5 billion in product and services from our contracted partners. Through the contracts VGM has with leading manufacturers and distributors of home care equipment, members get exclusive pricing that allows them to be more competitive. VGM's group purchasing portfolio includes respiratory equipment, mobility devices, aids to daily living, and other products to help patient remain healthy and happy in their homes.
VGM Alternate Care
"Reduce readmissions, improve outcomes, and deliver value to the health system through home care with proven tools and methodologies."
Alternate Care works to provide VGM members with new technology, programs and resources to position themselves as a partner to referral sources. Through the program's education programs and vendor partnerships, Alternate Care helps members market themselves as a solution in a value-driven health care market.
Billing and Reimbursement
"Receive expert advice and assistance with Medicare and Medicaid billing."
VGM members who are stuck with a billing or reimbursement question only have to pick up a phone and dial an 800-number for help. Our billing and reimbursement experts, including Peggy Walker and others, are available to help you work through your collection and payment problems quickly and easily.
"Receive significant savings on Brightree, the home care industry's most robust billing software."
Through VGM, members have access to Brightree's integrated billing and business management software. This is system is an ideal solution for HME providers, orthotic and prosthetic offices and sleep labs as it helps providers maximize their cash flow and increase overall profitability.
"Improve staff performance through continuing education from the home care industry's most comprehensive learning center."
This division of VGM provides high quality education courses to further the knowledge of health care providers of all kinds. VGM Education, as an authorized provider of IACET CEUs, has courses covering a range of topics and specialties provided through webinars, traveling workshops and online learning.
VGM Retail Services
"Diversify your business, rejuvenate your retail showroom and increase cash sales through the home care industry's most comprehensive retail program."
Looking to shift your HME business model toward a retail structure? VGM Retail Services uses a four-part process to breathe new life into your HME business. From defining your goals and analyzing current cash flow and product offerings, to reorganizing your showroom and helping you with marketing and advertising, VGM Retail Services is ready to help you reshape for success.
"Ensure your travelling oxygen patients are in the industry's most capable hands."
Many patients still love to travel despite needing home medical equipment during their trip. FreedomLink helps traveling patients have the home medical equipment and oxygen they require while on vacation for a better vacation experience.
"Eliminate CPAP supply inventory, reduce overhead, and increase profit."
VGM Fulfillment helps CPAP equipment providers simplify their reordering process and increase profits. The Fulfillment center is stocked with CPAP masks, filters, tubes, and hoses from leading suppliers. When a provider sends us an order, we fill and ship it directly to the patient, meaning members spend less on inventory and help their patients increase the quality of their CPAP therapy.
"Support the industry's most influential voice on Capitol Hill, and access the leading regulatory authorities."
VGM's Government Relations team is one of the most influential voices on Capitol Hill in the DME marketplace. They advocate on behalf of the home medical equipment industry and the patients it serves. Our team also passes on the latest legislative updates to keep members informed on the latest legislative and regulatory activity impacting their businesses.
People for Quality Care
"Support and participate in the industry's leading advocacy organization."
Health policy is always changing, and People for Quality Care helps Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and health care professionals stay on top of industry updates. From advocating for greater health care access to encouraging political movement at the grassroots level, People for Quality Care helps ensure the quality of patient care stays high across the country.
"Help patients and customers find you easily online with an innovative website and other web solutions."
As the web development division of VGM, Forbin provides members with a presence on the web to be more easily found by referral sources, patients and customers. The PowerWeb 4.0 is second to none in terms of offering today's HME providers a valuable web presence. Forbin also provides web solutions for O&P facilities and pharmacies, e-commerce solutions, social media and search engine marketing plans.
"Attend the home care industry's premier educational and networking conference."
This three-day conference held in Waterloo, Iowa, home of VGM headquarters, provides VGM members with top-notch continuing education and with more CEUs available than any other HME conference. There are also plenty of chances to expand your industry network, and the hometown hospitality is unrivaled.