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  • October 25, 2021 | Education and Events

    VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference.  With a number of education tracks to fill, conference organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a variety of topics including respiratory, business leadership and people strategies, rehab, billing and reimbursement, business operations, retail, sales and marketing, home accessibility, and audits. “We are so excited to announce our call for speakers for the 2022 Heartland...

  • October 14, 2021 | Education and Events, Industry News

    The Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC) and CEAC Mastery Programs have been updated to include course content from the new Home Safety Assessment Consultant (HSAC) program. This update includes education on how to properly perform a professional Home Safety Assessment. Resource guides and an evaluation process are provided, along with tips on how to inform the consumer on the risks in their home. The CEAC Mastery Program can be purchased on its own or added to an existing CEAC certification....

  • August 24, 2021 | Education and Events

    Heartland Conference 2021 starts in just a few weeks, and Live at Home is thrilled to offer our members our excellent lineup of education and training. Here’s what you won’t want to miss. Live at Home Installer Training We are excited to bring you six different installer training sessions from five of our manufacturers, Span America, EZ-ACCESS, Entrematic, Harmar, and Bestbath. Attendees can choose to attend any or all of these installer training courses. Full details...

  • July 28, 2021 | Education and Events, Industry News

    Hey Live at Home members, Here we are at the end of July, and before you know it, our VGM Heartland Conference will be here. Besides celebrating our 20th anniversary of the conference, this year’s conference will be a major opportunity for Live at Home members. 2021 is our industry's turning-point year, and we will have much to share with you. New opportunities are happening very rapidly, and we are finding that after learning about our network,  many companies want to...

  • June 23, 2021 | Education and Events

    Registration opened on Monday, May 3 with early bird pricing through July 15 VGM & Associates is pleased to announce Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE, as the keynote speaker for its 20th Heartland Conference scheduled for Sept. 13-15, 2021, in Waterloo, Iowa. “Mark is phenomenal at creating those authentic connections our members want with their customers and coworkers,” said Sarah Conger, vice president corporate projects at VGM Group, Inc. “His messages are a great fit for...

  • May 26, 2021 | Education and Events, Industry News, Legislative Updates, Partnerships

    Home Access Legislation Starting to Move Forward The month of May has seen much activity on the home accessibility federal legislation front! The HomesRenewed Coalition has been working very hard to get a bill introduced that would provide tax incentives for homeowners on defined home modifications and safety upgrades. Rep. Tom Swuozzi from NY has agreed to draft a bill that would allow people to use retirement funds on home modifications. HomesRenewed will allow members...

  • May 5, 2021 | Education and Events

    Registration for VGM’s 20th anniversary Heartland Conference is now open. The educational event will be held in person September 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.  Those interested in attending can register for full or partial conference attendance. Special Early Bird pricing is available to those who register prior to July 15. Passes are all-inclusive and provide access to every educational opportunity Heartland has to offer, including pre-conference sessions and on-demand Heartland At Home...

  • April 28, 2021 | Education and Events, Industry News, Legislative Updates, Partnerships

    In the last month, we have seen many more businesses open at a greater capacity, and with it has come a feeling in the air that both our professional and personal lives are about get much better. This week, many of us here at VGM were able to return to the office and I got to escape my space in the bedroom office at home! Seeing co-workers in person and having personal interactions never felt so good. We will have several new opportunities to talk about in the next few months as we see increased...

  • April 7, 2021 | Education and Events

    VGM has announced the schedule for its annual Heartland Conference, taking place Sept. 13-15, 2021. Along with traditional in-person presentations, the conference will also feature a virtual component. VGM’s Heartland Conference, now in its 20th year, is a two-day conference and networking event. It offers education related to the home medical equipment (HME) industry in areas such as respiratory, accessibility, rehab, leadership, operations, sales and marketing, billing and reimbursement,...

  • March 3, 2021 | Education and Events

    The Heartland Conference 2021 moves to September. VGM’s annual Heartland Conference has shifted from June 14–16 to Sept. 13–15, 2021. All networking and educational events will remain the same, including tracks in respiratory; accessibility; rehab; leadership; operations; billing and reimbursement; and sales, marketing, and retail and more. The change is to ensure the safety of all those involved and is expected to only occur for this year, with a return to Heartland’s...