Policy and Informational Materials from VGM Government Relations

Our resource center offers presentations, talking points, papers and studies all to keep you informed on the latest government developments and their effects on both the consumers and the HME industry. Please check back often for new resources materials.

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Congressional Meeting Toolkit  
Congressional Meetings 101A comprehensive guide on congressional meeting etiquette, advice, and other tips.
Delivery Cost StudyCosts have risen for suppliers in the wake of the pandemic. Although they are still rising, we captured the increased costs suppliers have been facing through a snapshot survey. View the results (separated by region) here.
Geographic ClassificationsView how physical locations of beneficiaries determine reimbursement rates for suppliers.
Committees of Jurisdiction for Health Care
Decreasing number of HME suppliers nationwideWe have tracked the number of HME suppliers since 2010. Every year, we update these numbers and have found 41% of suppliers have exited business since then. View this document to see how suppliers have decreased nationwide.
What the government could gain from investing into HMEA page from a study by Brian Leitten over cost savings the government could achieve by investing into HME. Additionally, there is a chart that shows how much the government currently spends on HME.