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AHIA, Accessible Home Improvement of America, is a nationwide network of independently owned and operated, certified providers and contractors dedicated to providing accessible home modifications and related products and services. All Members are specially trained and qualified C.E.A.C. (Certified Environmental Access Consultants) providers. The C.E.A.C. credential is recognized by insurance carriers, life-care planners, case managers and the contractor community. AHIA membership, combined with the products and services provided through the AHIA network, creates a total package capable of providing the best solutions for independent living.

AHIA will negotiate the best possible discounts for the highest quality products
from our Participating Manufacturers.

AHIA Members may receive prospective customer leads from our website:
www.accesshomeamerica.com

AHIA providers may receive referrals from HOMELINK®, our managed care division. These referrals can involve something as simple as grab bars, or as complex as bathroom and kitchen remodels and new accessible homes.

• AHIA offers industry-specific education in both the technical and business aspects of home accessibility.

• AHIA provides Certified Environmental Access Consultants (C.E.A.C.) training, which is required for membership.

• AHIA will assist in finding consumer funding for projects through Workers’ Comp, waiver programs, private and public grants, nonprofit organizations and private financing.

As a part of the VGM Group, Inc. we are capable of offering a full array of services to our Members, which were developed to help our providers currently involved in accessibility and those who wish to expand their scope of their business to include accessibility. AHIA members will also have access to all the benfits of membership from VGM including product pricing, professional and general liability insurance, surety bonds, savings on communication services, website design and hosting, marketing materials and much more.

AHIA Member benefits include:

Education/Training:

Industry-specific education is a continuing business requirement that is often tough to find or expensive to access. AHIA has developed educational programs specifically designed to provide affordable, quality training programs in response to our members needs for continuing education as well as initial specialty training and credentialing. AHIA educational programs serve the need for continuing education while helping Group Members stay competitive in the constantly changing home healthcare market. A comprehensive program that incorporates virtual programs via the internet, hands-on training and seminars all consisting of the most up-to-date and relative content possible.

Managed Care:

Through VGM’s HOMELINK division for managed care contracting, AHIA members have the opportunity to receive new referrals for products and services. Homelink is the nations’ largest managed care network, processing more than 75,000 referrals annually through a nationwide, community-based network of HME, custom rehab equipment, Accessibilty, IV therapy, O and P, Home Health Nursing and physical, occupational and speech therapy providers.

Insurance:

Accessibility is a special niche within the HME/Rehab industry, and its providers need special insurance. VGM Insurance stands ready to provide the liability and property coverage our AHIA providers must have. VGM Insurance can deal directly with insured’s or work through local agents. Coverage options include Product Liability, Professional Liability, Medicare Surety Bonds and General Liability coverage.

Finance/Leasing:

Choosing the right financial partner is crucial to the growth of you business. You want a partner who understands the healthcare industry. You want a partner who creates finance solutions to meet your monthly cash flow situation. For more than a decade, VGM Financial Services has supported and designed flexible lease/financing programs for all the VGM Group Members and participating manufacturers.

Telecommunications:

Do you know if you are paying a fair price for long-distance and other telecommunications services? Let the experts at VGM Technologies help. Our consultants routinely save clients 25-50 percent or more on communication services, and their advice is free to members. VGMT offers a multitude of contracts and services designed to help Group members communicate more effectively at the lowest cost.

Wholesale:

Need a product now, but aren’t set up with that particular manufacturer? VGM Wholesale can place the order for you, and in most cases, have it drop-shipped directly to you. It is that simple.

Research:

Did a referral source just call with a request for an item you’ve never heard of? VGM has in-house product research experts who field hundreds of queries a month. We can fax you spec sheets and help you get the information and products you need.

Consultants:

The VGM Group has contracted with the industry’s leading experts whose collective knowledge stretches across all aspects of Home Healthcare and Accessibility.

Marketing and Image:

OTS MarketingVGM Creative
Do your marketing materials reflect where your business is today? Are all of your branches and services listed on your brochures? VGM Creative specializes in HME/Rehab-specific marketing pieces – from logo design to complex corporate identity packages.

VGM Forbin
VGM Forbin is the industry’s premier Web site design and hosting firm specializing in sites for medical providers. VGM Forbin utilizes consumer-use research to maximize client site effectiveness. Our PowerWeb product has proved to be highly successful and cost-effective for VGM Group Members. VGM Forbin professionals are available to consult with members on Web strategy, including search engine maximization, at no cost.

Participating Vendors:

AHIA has a proven background in seeking out the best vendors of quality accessibility products. By utilizing our membership for group buying power, AHIA is able to ensure maximum manufacturer discounts. Such discounts provide all members the opportunity to remain independent and prosperous in an ever changing healthcare environment.

Funding Assistance:

AHIA has network contacts to be able to assist you in locating additional/optional funding sources allowing you and your client to achieve their goals for independence.

Website:

AHIA’s Web site joins the three elements of a home modification project, the consumer, the contractor and the provider, in one place for a successful outcome. Content includes consumer advertising, forms library, industry events calendar, current industry news, networking opportunities and so much more!