Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies

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Platinum Sponsors
VGM Group
Gold Sponsors

HME Providers

Silver Sponsors
Philips Respironics
Bronze Sponsors
Accreditation Commission for Healthcare
Invacare Corporation

The Med Group

Virginia Medical Repair


 Welcome to VADMEC

Two Webinars in the VADMEC Educational Series
Register Today!

Register Online for these important events:

Face-to-Face for DME in the Real World:
How to Comply in Its Current Form

November 20, 2014 at 2:00pm ET
Presented by Andrea Stark, Reimbursement Consultant with MiraVista, LLC
Confused about the face-to-face (FTF) requirements? You are not alone. CMS instructed DME suppliers to adopt the FTF requirements on July 1, 2013, yet so many questions remain about exactly HOW to comply. Which requirements are being enforced? When can suppliers cure an error? Most importantly, are we all on the same page when it comes to which elements are ABSOLUTELY necessary to deliver products? In this session, reimbursement consultant Andrea Stark answers the questions surrounding the FTF requirements and brings clarity to frustrated suppliers. Andrea will delve into the following topics:

  • A breakdown of the FTF implementation in Phase 1
  • What we can expect from the FTF implementation in Phase 2
  • Where we stand on audits and FTF documentation implementation
  • Common errors and oversights regarding FTF
  • The latest clarifications from CMS for multiple contributing physicians
  • FTF tools and resources currently available to providers
  • Product delivery in the context of Oxygen and PAP - where FTF applies to some, but not all services 

Thinking Beyond Your Initial Setup:
Mitigate Exposure on Rental and Resupply

December 4, 2014 at 2:00pm ET
Presented by Andrea Stark, Reimbursement Consultant with MiraVista, LLC

In today's audit-heavy environment, most providers feel pretty comfortable with what is required to meet the medical need for an initial setup, and for most providers the product only gets out of the door after it has been screened. However, at that point it falls off the radar. In order to keep getting paid beyond that initial first month, follow-up protocols have to be in place and prioritized. Post-delivery, providers are faced with a beneficiary that already has the equipment, a physician that has no reason to keep this on their radar, and even our own customer service and intake personnel have moved on to service the next patient. Effectively collecting documentation once this dynamic has changed can be a challenge, but is attainable with the right process and consideration. In this session, Andrea Stark discusses how to properly document Medicare's requirement of continuous use and continuous need for a number of product categories. Andrea also shares a fresh approach to obtaining the documentation you need in an unconventional way. The categories explored include:

  • Oxygen
  • CPAP Equipment and Supplies
  • TENS Units and Supplies
  • Group 2 Support Surfaces
  • Urological Supplies
  • Surgical Dressings
  • Mastectomy Products

Find out what you really need to justify the ongoing use and ongoing need of medical equipment for your patients. It's time to start thinking beyond your initial setup and mitigate future exposure for long term rentals and re-supply.

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This series is in co-operation with NCAMES and FAHCS.


Members of Congress

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Phone: 202-224-4024

Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
Phone: 202-224-2023

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st)
Jamie Miller 202-225-4261

Rep. Scott Rigel (D-2nd)
Abby Gunderson; Leg. Dir. 202-225-4215

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd)
Randi Estes-Petty 202-225-8351

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-4th)
Ryan Kaldahl 202-225-6365

Rep.Robert Hurt (D-5th)
Kelly Simpson 202-225-4711

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6th)
Kathryn Rexrode 202-225-5431

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th)
Kate MacGregor 202-225-2815

Rep. James Moran (D-8th)
Marcia Knutson 202-225-4376

Morgan Griffith (D-9th)
Christin O'Brien 202-225-3861

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th)
Jillian Pevo 202-225-5136

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th)
Dominic Bonaiuto--Leg. Dir. 202-225-1492

VADMEC represents the Durable Medical Equipment Companies of Virginia.

Code of Ethics:
Promoting compliance with accepted standards of practice and ethics for the industry. Effecting positive change through regulation and legislation Promoting the financial viability of the membership. Assuring that quality DME is an integral part of health care policy in the future. Promoting appropriateness and quality of care. Educating members, consumers, legislators, allied health care professionals, manufacturers and third party payors. Serving as liaison between governing agencies, third party payors and the membership. Being politically pro-active. Serving as the clearinghouse for the distribution of information. Assuring the continuation of a market driven DME industry. Demonstrating leadership and sound management principles.

Contact us for more information:

Beth Bowen

TayCar, Inc.
P.O. Box 4411
Cary, NC 27519-4411
Ph: (919) 387-1221
Fx: (919) 249-1394