VGM Feb. 15 Lunch Bucket Broadcast to Discuss Competitive Bidding, Policy Issues

The VGM Group's John Gallagher, VP of government relations, will host a live Webcast on Friday, Feb. 15, at 12:30 p.m. Central time (1:30 p.m. Eastern). On the agenda: the current state of competitive bidding, recent legislative activities and regulatory issues.

Dubbed "The VGM Lunch Bucket," the hour-long program will be broadcast from VGM's Waterloo, Iowa, headquarters. Gallagher expects to discuss when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could announce the ZIP codes for second-round competitive bidding areas and when CMS could announce the winning bidders for competitive bidding's first round.

To view the Webcast, go to

Gallagher will also be fielding questions during the Webcast. To ask a question, dial (800) 264-8432, and use participant code 463575.

The VGM Lunch Bucket will be presented every month by VGM.

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